Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Weakened demand and prices for aluminum have led industry output to decline over the past five years. Over the next five years, the Aluminum Manufacturing industry will benefit from rising investment in new structures, machinery and equipment that use aluminum inputs. In addition, increasing fuel and emissions standards from the Canadian and US governments will further reinforce demand for aluminum in automotive and aerospace applications. Moreover, improvements in the US construction sector in coming years will help bolster export sales. Strengthening demand for aluminum worldwide will support higher prices for aluminum, bolstering industry revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Aluminum Manufacturing industry is most heavily concentrated in Quebec, which houses 43.4% of industry establishments. Other primary areas for industry activity are Ontario (37.5%), British Columbia (12.5%) and Alberta (5.1%). A smaller but increasing number of aluminum manufacturers can be found in Manitoba, which is expected to account for 1.5% of industry establishments.
The geographic distribution of industry establishments reflects the importance of being close to downstream markets. Quebec and Ontario are two of the most populous provinces in Canada and house a number of manufacturing industries and construction companies. Furthermore, access to affordable electric power has a profound influence on establishment distribution... purchase to read more