Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Aluminum Manufacturing industry produces a variety of aluminum products, ranging from alumina to finished aluminum sheet and foil. Exports to the United States generate more than three-fourths of industry revenue, making domestic operators highly dependent on both international trade, as well as conditions in US manufacturing and construction markets. Over the past five years, revenue for the Aluminum Manufacturing industry has fluctuated due to volatile aluminum prices and worldwide demand, although strong demand for unwrought aluminum from US manufacturing markets has ultimately driven revenue upwards. Despite encountering some challenges over the past five years, the industry is poised for strong recovery and organic growth in the next five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Aluminum Manufacturing industry is most heavily concentrated in Quebec, which houses 37.9% of industry establishments and accounts for over three-fourths of industry output in any given year. While Ontario houses over 40.0% of industry establishments, all of these facilities are small rolling or extruding operations that produce less than a fifth of this industry's revenue. Other primary areas for industry activity include British Columbia (13.8%) and Alberta (6.9%). No other province has more than two industry establishments.
The geographic distribution of industry establishments reflects the importance of being close to downstream markets. Que.. purchase to read more