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Aluminium Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Aluminium Production Market Research Report | SIC C24.420 | Mar 2017

A foiled effort: A number of significant industry exits have caused revenue to decline

IBISWorld’s Aluminium Production market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Norsk Hydro ASA Norsk Hydro ASA market share
Novelis Inc Novelis Inc market share
Rio Tinto plc Rio Tinto plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry’s poor revenue performance has resulted in a large drop in employment levels
  • Significant declines in aluminium prices have negatively affected revenue over the past five years
  • The low value of the pound should stimulate industry exports in the short term
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Aluminium Production industry produces aluminium through smelting and the recycling of scrap metals. It also handles basic aluminium processing. Over the past 10 years, the industry's primary aluminium production capacity has severely declined. Two smelters, located in Anglesey and Lynemouth, closed in 2009 and 2012 respectively. This left just one operational primary smelter in Lochaber, Scotland, which was operated by Rio Tinto until the end of 2016, when it was acquired by Liberty House, an international commodities business. Volatile metal prices, rising energy costs and lacklustre demand from downstream markets have all buffeted aluminium producers in recent years. Industry revenue is expected to decrease by 1.4% in 2016-17 to reach £1.3 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Aluminium Production industry has a medium level of market share concentration. The largest four firms operating in the industry are expected to generate 45.9% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Numerous smaller firms produce basic aluminium shapes, such as wire and extrusions, from both domestic and imported aluminium. The majority of firms operating in the industry are small, with over 60% of companies employing fewer than 10 people in 2016. Several firms also operate large secondary aluminium production facilities and a larger number of smaller firms also have secondary plants. Only one primary aluminium smelter remains operational in the United Kingdom, due mainly to the adverse influence of rising energy costs on profitability. Thi.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Aluminium Production Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Aluminium Production Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Access to required utility infrastructure
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from light metal casting and World price of aluminum in the Aluminium Production industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Aluminium Production Industry?

    Firms in this industry smelt aluminium from alumina, recycle scrap aluminium and produce basic aluminium shapes such as plates, bars, foil and wire. The production of aluminium alloys and rolled aluminium products is included in the industry. Operators also sell unwrought aluminium.

    Industry Products
    Unwrought primary aluminiumUnwrought secondary aluminiumBasic shapesAluminium oxide
    Industry Activities
    Smelting primary aluminiumRecycling aluminiumManufacturing basic aluminium shapesProducing aluminium alloysManufacturing unwrought aluminiumProducing alumina

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from light metal casting
  • World price of aluminum
  • Demand from light metal packaging manufacturing
  • Total value of construction
  • Current Performance
  • Primary production
  • Plummeting production activity
  • Falling prices
  • Consolidation and closures
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Domestic production dulled
  • Buffing up
  • Chinese competition
  • Cushioned by scrap
  • Table: Aluminium Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Aluminium Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Light Metal Casting
  • Metal Door & Window Manufacturing
  • Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Production
  • Products & Services
  • Basic shapes
  • Unwrought secondary aluminium
  • Unwrought primary aluminium
  • Aluminium oxide
  • Chart: Aluminium Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Transport manufacturing industries
  • Construction industries
  • Equipment manufacturing industries
  • Packaging industries
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Aluminium Production Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Aluminium Production
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Aluminium Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Novelis UK Limited
    Norsk Hydro ASA
    Rio Tinto plc
  • Table: Novelis UK Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Norsk Hydro ASA - financial performance
  • Table: Rio Tinto plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Aluminium Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Aluminium Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • The mass of solid impurities that floats to the surface of a molten metal.
  • Primary Aluminium
  • Aluminium manufactured by smelting alumina.
  • Secondary Aluminium
  • Aluminium that has been recycled by being melted down.
  • Smelter
  • An industrial plant used to produce a metal from its ore.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
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    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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