Aluminum Industry Statistics| The Aluminum Association

Industry Statistics

Vital Business Intelligence on the Aluminum Industry

The Aluminum Association is the primary source for statistics and business information on the North American aluminum industry. Through ongoing surveys of more than 100 aluminum producers, the Association delivers data on 100 percent of all primary and nearly 90 percent of all mill output in the United States and Canada. The Association’s more than two-dozen different statistical reports cover every segment of the aluminum market, from orders to shipments to capacity.

Members of the Aluminum Association can access a full archive of Association statistical reports for free by logging into our Members Area.

Non-members can also subscribe to specific reports of interest through the Aluminum Association bookstore or by clicking the link to the relevant report below.

Please contact our Business Information & Statistics Department at with any questions.

Free to the Public

These reports are made available for free to provide basic industry information to the general public.

Industry Summary Reports

The Association’s flagship reports, industry summary reports include comprehensive, real-time data about the overall North American aluminum industry including shipments, production, trade and other economic indicators.

Primary Aluminum Reports

Primary aluminum reports provide information on primary (new) aluminum production in the U.S. and Canada.

Recycling Reports

These reports provide information about recycling used beverage containers.

Shipments Reports

Shipments reports provide detailed information on aluminum industry shipments in a number of key markets.

End Use Reports

End use reports include detailed data on aluminum metal shipments broken down by the specific end use product.

Foreign Trade Reports

Foreign trade reports provide import and export data for specific aluminum commodity types (scrap, ingot, extruded products, etc).


The Association’s Business Information & Statistics Department also produces annual and biennial publications including the compendium statistical report, the Aluminum Statistical Review and North American plant and extrusion press directories.

Used Foil Recycling Survey

The Aluminum Association is attempting to quantify the amount of used foil recycled domestically. Please download the survey below are return to Hank Sattlethight by September 30, 2020.

The aluminum industry generates more than $70 billion a year in direct economic impact.

The U.S. aluminum industry generates more than $70 billion a year in direct economic impact. When all suppliers and related business functions are taken into account, the industry drives nearly $172 billion in economic impact.


September 17, 2021
Department of Commerce Finds Aluminum Foil from Five Countries Is Unfairly Traded