Foreign trade

The aluminium industry is a globally oriented branch of industry with a high export share. In 2011, over 46 per cent of all German production was exported. More than half of the products exported went to partner countries in the European Union. Imports’ share of the German domestic market was 42 per cent based on all aluminium products.

Foreign trade

The aluminium industry is a globally oriented branch of industry with a high export share. In 2011, over 46 per cent of all German production was exported. More than half of the products exported went to partner countries in the European Union. Imports’ share of the German domestic market was 42 per cent based on all aluminium products.

Foreign trade in raw aluminium (in tonnes)

Country Imports 2014 Exports 2014 Imports 2015 Exports 2015
Total 2.699.400 409.500 2.578.900 453.000
EU 28 1.453.800 375.800 1.381.700 358.100
EFTA 542.800 22.700 469.100 78.100
Eastern Europe 253.800 1.200 275.900 1.100
Rest of Europe 0 0 0 0
Europe, total 2.250.400 399.700 2.126.700 437.300
North America 40.600 1.600 36.300 6.000
Central and South America 9.600 0 7.500 0
Africa 62.500 0 77.800 100
Asia 223.600 8.200 234.900 9.600
Australia/New Zealand 4.400 0 400 0
Rest of the world 108.300 0 95.300 0

Foreign trade in semi-finished aluminium products

Country Imports 2014 Exports 2014 Imports 2015 Exports 2015
Total 1.316.100 1.564.100 1.452.100 1.705.800
EU 28 835.400 1.147.100 868.100 1.285.500
EFTA 195.600 46.900 240.400 47.100
Eastern Europe 193.300 62.500 183.200 70.400
Rest of Europe > 0 > 0 > 0 > 0
Europe, total 1.224.300 1.256.500 1.291.700 1.403.000
North America 9.000 78.300 48.500 84.300
Central and South America 5.800 34.500 6.300 31.900
Africa 26.300 14.300 18.600 14.100
Asia 50.700 177.600 86.900 165.000
Australia/New Zealand > 0 2.900 100 7.500

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