Aluminium demand worldwide

The worldwide demand for aluminium rose to 69.3 million tonnes in 2018. That was an increase of 3 per cent on the previous year. The rise was attributable mainly to increased growth in Asia (+8 per cent). In Africa and the Oceania demand was more or less at the previous year’s level. The American continent showed a decline of about 13 %. Over 30 per cent of aluminium used now comes from recycled aluminium products.

Total demand for aluminium

in 1000s 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
total 61,800 64,200 66,300 67,000 69,300
Europe 10,800 11,000 11,300 11,300 11,800
Asia 38,900 41,600 43,200 42,800 46,200
Africa 600 580 610 590 590
America 11,200 10,700 10,800 11,900 10,300
Oceania 360 280 370 410 370

Contact

Dr. Andreas Postler

Head of Economics and Trade Policy

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