Aluminium demand worldwide

The worldwide demand for aluminium rose to 59.8 million tonnes in 2014. That was an increase of 6.8 per cent on the previous year. The rise was attributable mainly to increased growth in Asia (+3.7 per cent). In Europe and the American continent demand was more or less at the previous year’s level. Over 30 per cent of aluminium used now comes from recycled aluminium products.

Total demand for aluminium

in 1000s tonnes 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total 49.895 52.590 55.276 55.793 59.570
Europe 11.279 11.707 10.877 10.604 10.862
Asia 27.279 29.386 32.366 33.547 36.608
Africa 726 716 736 859 866
America 10.165 10.299 10.912 10.348 10.783
Oceania 447 482 384 435 451

Contact

Dr. Andreas Postler

Head of Economics and Statistics

Phone: +49 211 47 96 - 118
Fax: +49 211 4796 - 408
e-mail: andreas.postler@aluinfo.de