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Aluminum Industry in the United States 2015

Aluminum Industry in the United States 2015

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.


1. Executive Summary
2. Industry Definition
3. Global Mining Industry
3.1 Industry Profile
3.2 Value & Volume
3.3 Industry Segmentation
3.4 Global Mining Industry: Outlook
4. Global Aluminum Industry
4.1 Industry Profile
4.2 Value & Volume
4.3 Regional Share
4.4 Global Aluminum Industry: Outlook
5. Aluminum Industry in North America
5.1 Industry Profile
5.2 Value & Volume
5.3 Region-wise Segmentation
5.4 North American Aluminum Industry: Outlook
6. Aluminum Industry in the United States
6.1 Industry Profile
6.2 Industry Structure
6.3 Value & Volume Analysis
6.4 Aluminum Production in the US
6.4.1 Primary Aluminum
6.4.2 Secondary Aluminum
6.5 Aluminum Consumption in the US
6.6 Industry Segmentation
6.7 Regional Market Share
6.8 Aluminum Recycling
6.9 Import/Export of Aluminum
6.10 Aluminum Prices
7. Regulatory Framework
8. Aluminum Industry in the US: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Buyer Power
8.3 Supplier Power
8.4 Competitive Rivalry
8.5 Threat of New Entrants
8.6 Threat of Substitutes
9. Major Industry Players
9.1 Alcoa Inc.
9.1.1 Company Snapshot
9.1.2 Financial Analysis
9.1.3 SWOT Analysis
9.2 Century Aluminum Company
9.2.1 Company Snapshot
9.2.2 Financial Analysis
9.2.3 SWOT Analysis
9.3 Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation
9.3.1 Company Snapshot
9.3.2 Financial Analysis
9.3.3 SWOT Analysis
9.4 Rio Tinto Plc
9.4.1 Company Snapshot
9.4.2 Financial Analysis
9.4.3 SWOT Analysis
10. US Aluminum Industry: Forecast
11. Glossary
List of Figures
Figure 1: Value of the Global Mining Industry (in USD Billion), 2009-2013
Figure 2: Volume of the Global Mining Industry (in Million Metric Tons), 2009-2013
Figure 3: Global Mining Industry Segmentation (in %), 2013
Figure 4: Share of the Global Mining Industry by Regions (%), 2013
Figure 5: Forecast of the Global Mining Industry (in USD Billion), 2013-2018
Figure 6: Volume Forecast of the Global Mining Industry (in Million Metric Tons), 2013-2018
Figure 7: Value of the Global Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 8: Volume of the Global Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2009-2013
Figure 9: Region-wise Share of the Global Aluminum Industry (%), 2013
Figure 10: Forecast of the Global Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2013-2018
Figure 11: Volume Forecast of the Global Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2013-2018
Figure 12: Value of the North American Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 13: Volume of the North American Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2009-2013
Figure 14: Segmentation of the North American Aluminum Industry by Countries (%), 2013
Figure 15: Forecast of the North American Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2013-2018
Figure 16: Volume Forecast of the North American Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2013-2018
Figure 17: Value of the Aluminum Industry in the US (USD Million) (2009-2013)
Figure 18: Volume of the Aluminum Industry in the US (in Thousand Tons), 2009-2013
Figure 19: Primary & Secondary Aluminum Production in the US (%), 2012
Figure 20: Aluminum Demand in the United States by Market Segments (%), 2012
Figure 21: Share of the US in the Global Aluminum Industry (%), 2013
Figure 22: Porter's Analysis of the Aluminum Industry in the US
Figure 23: Financial Performance of Alcoa Inc. (in USD Million), 2010-2014
Figure 24: Revenues & Profitability of Alcoa Inc., 2009-2013
Figure 25: Revenues & Profitability of Century Aluminum Company (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 26: Revenues & Profitability of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 25: Revenues & Profitability of Rio Tinto Plc, 2009-2013
Figure 26: Assets & Liabilities of Rio Tinto Plc, 2009-2013
Figure 27: Forecast of the Aluminum Industry in US (USD Million) (2013-2018)
Figure 28: Volume Forecast for the Aluminum Industry in the US (in Thousand Tons), 2013-2018
List of Tables
Table 1: Value of the Global Mining Industry (in USD Billion), 2009-2013
Table 2: Volume of the Global Mining Industry (in Million Metric Tons), 2009-2013
Table 3: Global Mining Industry Segmentation (in USD Billion & Percentage), 2013
Table 4: Share of the Global Mining Industry by Regions (in USD Billion & Percentage), 2013
Table 5: Forecast of the Global Mining Industry (in USD Billion), 2013-2018
Table 6: Volume Forecast of the Global Mining Industry (in Million Metric Tons), 2013-2018
Table 7: Value of the Global Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 8: Volume of the Global Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2009-2013
Table 9: Region-wise Share of the Global Aluminum Industry (in USD Million & Percentage), 2013
Table 10: Forecast of the Global Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2013-2018
Table 11: Volume Forecast of the Global Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2013-2018
Table 12: Value of the North American Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 13: Volume of the North American Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2009-2013
Table 14: Segmentation of the North American Aluminum Industry by Countries (in USD Million & Percentage), 2013
Table 15: Forecast of the North American Aluminum Industry (in USD Million), 2013-2018
Table 16: Volume Forecast of the North American Aluminum Industry (in Thousand Tons), 2013-2018
Table 17: Aluminum Statistics in the United States, 2010-2014
Table 18: Yearly Primary Aluminum Production Capacity in the US by Company, 2012-2013
Table 19: Consumption and Recovery from Aluminum Scrap by Class in the US, 2012-2013
Table 20: Production & Shipment of Secondary Aluminum Alloys in the US, 2012-2013
Table 21: Aluminum Products Distribution of End-use Shipments in US & Canada, 2012-2013
Table 22: Value of the Aluminum Industry in the US (USD Million) (2009-2013)
Table 23: Volume of the Aluminum Industry in the US (in Thousand Tons), 2009-2013
Table 24: Share of the US in the Global Aluminum Industry (in USD Million & Percentage), 2013
Table 25: US Exports of Aluminum, 2012-2013
Table 26: US Exports of Aluminum by Countries, 2012-2013
Table 27: US Imports of Aluminum for Consumption, 2012-2013
Table 28: US Imports of Aluminum for Consumption by Countries, 2012-2013
Table 29: Financial Profile of Century Aluminum Company (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 30: Financial Profile of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 31: Financials of Rio Tinto Plc (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Table 32: Forecast of the Aluminum Industry in US (USD Million) (2013-2018)
Table 33: Volume Forecast for the Aluminum Industry in the US (in Thousand Tons), 2013-2018

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