The aluminum industry in the US has been on the decline lately. There are three companies that operate the nine primary aluminum smelters in the US across six states. In 2014, however, two primary aluminum smelters were shut down. Total aluminum production in the US went down by six percent in 2013 though aluminum consumption went up by 15% as compared to 2012.
The US aluminum industry has both domestic primary aluminum manufacturers as well as secondary producers of aluminum. The industry is also dependent on imports though. The major aluminum producers in the US are also involved in the production of fabricated and semi-fabricated aluminum products. The leading primary aluminum players in the US include Alcoa, Century Aluminum Company, Noranda Aluminum and the Rio Tinto Group.
The secondary or recycled aluminum industry has also become quite important in the US in recent years. This has been primarily due to the rising cost of energy along with a movement towards renewable energy. As secondary aluminum consumes lesser energy to produce and also does not require the import of raw materials, this segment is growing steadily as compared to the primary aluminum market.
Taiyou Research analyzes the aluminum industry in the US in its research report Aluminum Industry in the United States 2015. The report covers the following:
An industry definition.
An analysis of the global mining industry and the global aluminum industry through an industry profile, an analysis of the market volume and value, industry segmentation and an industry outlook till 2018.
An analysis of the aluminum industry in North America through the same parameters as above.
The US aluminum industry is analyzed through industry statistics, industry structure, value and volume analysis, aluminum production in the US, etc.
Aluminum production in the US is analyzed through the two market segments of primary aluminum and secondary or recycled aluminum.
Analysis of aluminum consumption in the US, industry segmentation, regional market share, aluminum recycling market, import/export of aluminum in the US and aluminum prices in the US market.
A look at the regulatory framework impacting the US aluminum industry.
A Porter's Five Forces analysis of the US aluminum industry.
Major industry players are analyzed through a company snapshot, financial analysis and a SWOT analysis.
Players analyzed include Alcoa, Century Aluminum, Noranda Aluminum and Rio Tinto.