Research in China, the vertical portal for Chinese business intelligence has announced the release of a new report China Aluminum Profiles Industry Report, 2010 to 2011
China is the world's largest consumer of aluminum, with aluminum consumption of more than 14 million tons per year, accounting for around 40% of the global consumption. However, aluminum consumption per capita in China still remains at a low level. As matters stand, aluminum consumption per capita is about 10 kilogram in China, while that in the United States, Japan and Germany has reached 35 kilogram, 33 kilogram and 32.5 kilogram respectively. So there is still great space for aluminum consumption growth in China in the long run.
The output of China’s aluminum profile increased to 9.33 million tonnes in 2009 from less than 2 million tons in 2001 with a compound growth rate of approximately 25.16%, substantially higher than the average growth rate of the global market. As of early 2010, the output of China’s aluminum extrusion profiles has accounted for 47% of the global output.
There are a number of aluminum profile manufacturers in China but most of them are small scale enterprises, presenting a low degree of industrial concentration and obvious regionalization trend. Except Tibet and Hainan Province, the rest provinces all have aluminum profile producers, but the enterprises are mainly located in Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Liaoning. South China is the largest net aluminum profile output area, while North China is the largest net input area.
In respect of application field, the industry is still the largest user of aluminum profiles, accounting for more than 63% of the total consumption in 2009. The transportation, equipment & equipment manufacturing and consumer durable industries accounted for approximately 10%, 10% and 12% of the aluminum profile application in China respectively.
With the enhancement of industrialization, industrial aluminum profile will witness growing consumption in China and it’s estimated that its proportion in the aluminum profile consumption will rise to around 35% in 2012 from about 32% currently.
Sourced from worldal.com