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Aluminum Cans Leading the Way to Limit Carbon Impact

A third-party analysis of more than a dozen life cycle assessment studies found that aluminum beverage cans produce fewer carbon emissions than glass bottles and a similar level of carbon emissions as plastic (PET) containers. Aluminum also offers a host of other environmental benefits from superior recyclability to greater circular performance.

Aluminum Industry in Action

Aluminum Week: Global Industry Emissions Drop While Production Grows

The International Aluminium Institute released new data this week showing that for the first time, total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the global aluminum sector did not grow, even though aluminum production grew by 3.9% in 2022 (most recent available data). GHG emissions intensity of primary aluminum production (the average quantity of emissions from the production of a pound of primary aluminum) has been declining globally since 2019. The carbon footprint of making aluminum in North America has declined by about half over the past 30 years.

90 Years as the Voice of U.S. Aluminum

For 90 years, the Aluminum Association has been proud to be the industry's voice — telling the story of the aluminum industry in the United States and to the world.

U.S. Aluminum Drives Modern Manufacturing

Over the past decade, the aluminum industry has invested more than $9 billion in U.S. manufacturing to support growing demand for the metal. 

Aluminum Carbon Footprint Cut in Half Over 30 Years

A third-party, critical-reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA) report found that the carbon footprint of aluminum production and recycling in North America was cut in half since 1991.

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U.S. Aluminum Industry Meets Growing Demand While Decreasing Impact

The U.S. Aluminum Industry Sector Snapshot report shows positive environmental impact trendlines for the U.S. aluminum industry on virtually every measure since the 1990s. Notably, aluminum producers have accomplished this during a period when demand for the metal has grown by more than 25 percent domestically.

Long-Term Outlook Remains Strong Despite Decline

Industry Highlights Growth, Progress on Reducing Carbon Emissions

Summit in Mexico City Also Emphasizes Tariff-Free Trade, Strengthened Trade Enforcement

Industry Statistics

Vital business intelligence on the industry for the industry

The Aluminum Association’s more than two-dozen different statistical reports cover every segment of the aluminum market, from orders to shipments to capacity. Our decades of experience and relationships allows us to survey aluminum companies directly to access near real-time information on shipments, mill orders and other market trends. And now these reports are available as interactive, presentation-ready charts and graphs you can manipulate directly through the system. This is data and information you can’t find anywhere else in a newly accessible and convenient format.

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