Statistics – the aluminium industry

The use of aluminium benefits everyone concerned - the state, the economy and the public - both economically and ecologically. The aluminium industry thereby makes a major contribution to technical development and to improving living standards in Germany. You will find the latest statistical data for the most important indicators in this section.

Success story

The demand for aluminium is increasing year-by-year. Many applications and developments require a material that is lightweight but nevertheless strong – requirements that aluminium can fulfil optimally. In addition, it is an extremely versatile material. Accordingly, aluminium is to be found in all sectors of the economy – from packaging, building materials and transport and transportation through to mechanical engineering and plant manufacturing. Recycling that is almost free from any metal loss strengthens aluminium’s long-term use in the product loop.

Producing locally – dealing globally

The extraction, processing and use of aluminium is a global process. Starting with the mining of the raw materials and going through to the processing of products, such as drinks packaging or car bodies. Aluminium brings together capabilities from many parts of the world in a multifunctional material with excellent sustainability.

The extraction, processing and use of aluminium is a global process. Starting with the mining of the raw materials and going through to the processing of products, such as drinks packaging or car bodies. Aluminium brings together capabilities from many parts of the world in a multifunctional material with excellent sustainability.

On top of this, with their investments abroad, German aluminium companies are promoting the economic and social development in structurally weak and industrially underdeveloped countries.

Export

About 40 per cent of all German production is exported. A sign of innovative strength, which is based on the experience of capable employees. Whether the ‘three-litre car’ with its fuel consumption of three litres per 100 kilometres, more effective transmission of electricity through aluminium power lines or façade systems that use resources particularly sparingly, the aluminium industry provides inspiration and is continuously pressing ahead with new developments.

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