aluminium manufacturers are China, Russia and the USA; the largest consumers
are also the USA, China and Europe. The most important deposits of bauxite ore can
be found in Australia, Brazil, Guinea, China, India, and Jamaica.
be applied by many industries. Its properties have resulted in continuous
expansion of its consumption and scope of applications.
is used for: cars, light lorries, lorry trailers, trains, aircraft, ships,
yachts and ferries.
The main advantages of aluminium for the transport
lightness of the material reduces the consumption of fuel and emissions into
is applied in the following products: windows, door frames, roof and wall
panels, structural frames, and Venetian blinds.
The main advantages of aluminium for the
of light and heat,
products are manufactured for the food and beverage industry, followed by
The main advantages of aluminium for the packaging
lightness reduces transport expenses,
is not toxic,
constitutes an excellent basis for graphic enamels.
The main advantages of aluminium for the electrical
consumption of aluminium in Europe: 8 million tonnes.
production in Europe: 4.1 million tonnes.
reprocessing of waste aluminium in Europe: 3.7 million tonnes.
European import of aluminium: 2.5 million tonnes.
consumption per capita in Europe: more than 24 kg (2005).
aluminium consumption growth: more than 5% per year.