The Aluminium Production industry produces aluminium through smelting and the recycling of scrap metals. It also handles basic aluminium processing. Over the past five years the industry has suffered a major decline in primary aluminium production capacity. The two leading industry smelters, in Anglesey and Lynemouth, closed in 2009 and 2012 respectively. This left just one operational primary smelter in Lochaber, Scotland. Volatile metal prices, rising energy costs and lacklustre demand from downstream markets have all buffeted aluminium producers in recent years.
Firms in this industry smelt aluminium from alumina, recycle scrap aluminium and produce basic aluminium shapes such as plates, bars, foil and wire.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.