Aluminum Manufacturing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Aluminum Manufacturing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 33131CA | Jun 2016

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IBISWorld’s Aluminum Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, revenue for the Aluminum Manufacturing industry has fluctuated dramatically due to volatile aluminum prices and worldwide demand. Revenue surged over 2011 as aluminum prices spiked in response to rebounding postrecession demand, particularly from emerging markets. However, as growth slowed in emerging economies and remained uncertain in developed countries, aluminum prices started to deteriorate in 2012, with overall annualized revenue declining over the five years to 2016. Despite these challenges, the industry is poised for strong recovery and organic growth over the next five years, in which revenue is forecast to increase, strengthened by demand from downstream manufacturing and costruction industries.

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Aluminum Manufacturing industry in Canada is highly concentrated, with the top four operators expected to account for 81.1% of revenue in 2016. This is largely due to the dominance of industry leader Rio Tinto Alcan, which has an estimated market share of 50.8% in 2016. Over the past five years, market share concentration has slightly increased due to exceptionally volatile operating conditions, which forced a number of smaller companies within the fabricated aluminum segment out of business. While large-scale manufacturers exist and dominate the industry as a whole, most operators are small-scale producers (e.g. mills that primarily manufacture rolled aluminum products) serving local and regional markets... purchase to read more


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What is the Aluminum Manufacturing Industry?

This industry converts or aids in the conversion of the aluminum-bearing ore bauxite into products like alumina, primary aluminum ingots and rolled or drawn aluminum products, including plate, sheet, foil and extrusions. The industry also includes operators that recover aluminum from scrap, more commonly known as secondary aluminum manufacturers.

Industry Products
AluminaPrimary aluminumAluminum sheet, plate and foilAluminum extrusionsSecondary aluminum
Industry Activities
Refining bauxite into alumina Smelting alumina to produce aluminumProducing aluminum powders and pastesRecovering aluminum from scrapProducing aluminum plate, sheet, foil, extrusions or other rolled and drawn aluminum shapesProducing primary aluminumSemi-fabrication of aluminum

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