Aluminum Market Size

Report on Industry Size & Market Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Global Aluminum Market is Segmented by Processing Type (castings, Extrusions, Forgings, Flat Rolled Products, and Pigments and Powders), End-User Industry (automotive, Aerospace and Defense, Building and Construction, Electrical and Electronics, Packaging, Industrial, and Other End-User Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Sizes and Forecasts for the Aluminum Market in Volume (million Tons) for all the Above Segments.

Aluminum Market Size

Aluminum Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR (2024 - 2029) > 3.50 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market Asia-Pacific
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Aluminum Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Aluminum Market Analysis

The Aluminum Market is expected to register a CAGR of greater than 3.5% during the forecast period.

  • COVID-19 negatively impacted the market in 2020. Building and construction, a major sink for aluminum, was badly hit, especially due to curtailment in residential real estate resulting in the suspension of home registrations and slow home loan disbursements. However, the sector is recovering well since restrictions were lifted. The aluminum market recovered significantly in 2021-22, owing to rising consumption from various end-user industries such as building and construction, packaging, and others.
  • A major factor driving the market studied is the increasing construction activities in the Asia-Pacific region. The rising demand for aluminum from the food, packaging, and pharmaceutical industries will likely favor the market's growth.
  • However, strict regulations and environmental concerns about aluminum processing will likely hamper the market's growth.
  • Growth in the electric vehicles market will likely provide new growth opportunities.
  • The Asia-Pacific accounts for the highest market share and is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.

Aluminum Market Trends

Increasing Demand from the Building and Construction Industry

  • In the building and construction industry, aluminum is the second most widely used metal. It is extensively used in windows, curtain walls, roofing and cladding, solar shading, solar panels, railings, shelves, and other temporary structures.
  • The revenue of the global construction industry is expected to grow steadily over the next few years. At the end of 2022, it is projected to be around USD 8.2 trillion.
  • China includes the largest construction market in the world, encompassing 20% of all construction investments globally. China is expected to spend nearly USD 13 trillion on buildings by 2030. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the total output value of construction businesses in China in the fourth quarter of 2022 was approximately CNY 276 billion (~USD 40 billion), a growth of approximately 50% when compared with the previous quarter (~USD 27.6 billion).
  • The privately-owned residential units permitted by building permits were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,873,000 in December 2021, according to figures published by the US Census Bureau and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. A total of 1,128,000 single-family permits were issued each year. The yearly rate of unit authorizations in structures with five or more units was 675,000. In 2021, 1,724,700 housing units were scheduled to be granted through building permits. This figure was 17.2% more than the 1,471,100 predicted for 2020.
  • India will likely witness an investment of around USD 1.3 trillion in housing over the next seven years, during which it will likely witness the construction of 60 million new homes. The availability rate of affordable housing is expected to rise by around 70% in 2024. The Indian government's 'Housing for All by 2022' is also a major game-changer for the industry.
  • The value of construction new work in current prices in Great Britain in 2021 experienced strong growth (15.3%) to GBP 115,579 million (~USD 1,59,008.77 million) after a 15.9% fall to GBP 100,199 million (~ USD 1,28,622.12 million) in 2020.
  • Overall, the recovering construction activities worldwide are expected to drive the demand for aluminum from the building and construction industry during the forecast period.
Aluminum Market: Annual Value of Construction in the Residential Sector, in USD Million, United States, 2016-2021

Asia-Pacific Region Expected to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the largest market for aluminum during the forecast period. Industries such as electronics, building and construction, aerospace, etc., are growing in countries such as China, India, and Japan.
  • The Chinese automotive manufacturing industry is the largest in the world. According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, in 2022, automotive production in the country reached 27.02 million units, which increased by about 3.4%, compared to 26.08 million vehicles produced in 2021.
  • India will likely witness an investment of around USD 1.3 trillion in housing over the next seven years, during which it will likely witness the construction of 60 million new homes. The Union Cabinet of India approved the setting up a USD 3.58 billion alternative investment fund (AIF) to revive around 1,600 stalled housing projects across the top cities in the country.
  • The Indian electronics market is expected to reach USD 400 billion by 2025. Additionally, India is expected to become the world's fifth-largest consumer electronics and appliances industry by 2025.
  • According to the Packaging Industry Association of India (PIAI), the Indian packaging industry is expected to grow at 22% during the forecast period. Moreover, the Indian packaging market is expected to reach USD 204.81 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 26.7% between 2020 and 2025.
  • In Japan, it is estimated that by 2025, the retail sales in the packaged food market are expected to reach USD 204.5 billion, a growth of 3.6% or USD 7 billion. Such projected growth in the packaging industry will likely drive the demand for aluminum used as foils during the forecast period.
  • Hence, with the rapidly growing end-user industries in countries of the Asia-Pacific region, the region is expected to dominate the global market during the forecast period.
Aluminum Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2023-2028

Aluminum Industry Overview

The aluminum market is partially fragmented in nature. The major companies include (not in any particular order) Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (CHINALCO), China Hongqiao Group Limited, RusAL, Xinfa Group Co. Ltd., and Rio Tinto, among others.

Aluminum Market Leaders

  1. Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (CHINALCO)

  2. China Hongqiao Group Limited

  3. Xinfa Group Co. Ltd

  4. Rio Tinto

  5. RusAL

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Aluminum Market Concentration
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Aluminum Market News

  • July 2022: Rio Tinto unveils a USD 188 million aluminum investment plan in Canada. The company is planning to grow aluminum billets production by 202,000 metric tonnes. The firm will expand the capacity of the existing casting center at its Alma plant.
  • February 2022: Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC, or EGA, plans to construct the United Arab Emirates' largest aluminum recycling facility with a capacity of 150,000 tonnes annually. The plant will turn post-consumer aluminum scrap into low-carbon aluminum billets and pre-consumer aluminum scrap from extrusion operations.

Aluminum Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Construction Activities in the Asia-Pacific Region

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Strict Regulations and Environmental Concerns Related to Aluminum Processing

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

    5. 4.5 Import-Export Trends

    6. 4.6 Price Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)

    1. 5.1 Processing Type

      1. 5.1.1 Castings

      2. 5.1.2 Extrusions

      3. 5.1.3 Forgings

      4. 5.1.4 Flat Rolled Products

      5. 5.1.5 Pigments and Powders

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Automotive

      2. 5.2.2 Aerospace and Defense

      3. 5.2.3 Building and Construction

      4. 5.2.4 Electrical and Electronics

      5. 5.2.5 Packaging

      6. 5.2.6 Industrial

      7. 5.2.7 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%) Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Alcoa Corporation

      2. 6.4.2 Aluminum Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)

      3. 6.4.3 Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (CHINALCO)

      4. 6.4.4 China Hongqiao Group Limited

      5. 6.4.5 East Hope Group

      6. 6.4.6 Emirates Global Aluminum PJSC

      7. 6.4.7 Novelis Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Norsk Hydro ASA

      9. 6.4.9 Rio Tinto

      10. 6.4.10 RusAL

      11. 6.4.11 State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC)

      12. 6.4.12 Xinfa Group Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growth in Electric Vehicles Market

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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Aluminum Industry Segmentation

Aluminum (Al) is a lightweight silvery-white metal, the most abundant metallic element in Earth's crust, and the most widely used nonferrous metal. The applications include roofing, foil insulation, windows, cladding, doors, shopfronts, balustrading, and architectural hardware. Aluminum is also commonly used in the form of treadplates and industrial flooring. The aluminum market is segmented by processing type, end-user industry, and geography. By processing type, the market is segmented into castings, extrusions, forgings, flat-rolled products, and pigments and powders. The end-user industry segments the market into automotive, aerospace and defense, building and construction, electrical and electronics, packaging, industrial, and other industries. The report also covers market sizes and forecasts in 15 countries across major regions. The market sizing and forecasts are based on volume (million tons) for each segment.

Processing Type
Flat Rolled Products
Pigments and Powders
End-user Industry
Aerospace and Defense
Building and Construction
Electrical and Electronics
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Aluminum Market Research FAQs

The Aluminum Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 3.5% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (CHINALCO), China Hongqiao Group Limited, Xinfa Group Co. Ltd, Rio Tinto and RusAL are the major companies operating in the Aluminum Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Aluminum Market.

The report covers the Aluminum Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Aluminum Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The leading segments in the market by end use are building & construction, packaging, transportation, and consumer durables.

Aluminium Industry Report

The global aluminium market is projected to experience significant growth, fueled by its crucial role in various sectors including aerospace, automotive, construction, and electrical applications. The unique blend of lightweight and exceptional strength of aluminium has revolutionized these sectors, where weight reduction equates to efficiency. The market growth is further bolstered by the rising demand for aluminium from electric vehicles and OEMs. The growing popularity of cost-effective and environmentally friendly secondary aluminium products is also contributing to market growth. However, the introduction of stricter environmental regulations may pose a challenge to market growth. The market is categorized based on product, alloy type, and end-use, with cast products and wrought alloy leading their respective segments. The transportation segment commands the largest market share due to the increasing adoption of aluminium in the automotive industry. Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports provide statistics for the Aluminium market share, size, and revenue growth rate, including a market forecast outlook and a historical overview. A sample of this industry analysis is available as a PDF download.

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Aluminum Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)