Market Data

Table of UK aluminium industry production including imports and exports for the period 1998 - 2011.
UK Data on Wrought and Cast Aluminium Products (x 1000 tonnes)

Year

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

INGOT PRODUCTION

Primary smelters

258.4

269.7

305.10

340.8

344.3

342.7

359.6

368.2

360.3

364.6

326.9

313.7

210.0

213.8

Secondary production, predominantly from old scrap

274.8

285.3

237.7

248.6

207.2

206.5

186.7

134.4

204.2

13.9

145.8

129.8

99.6

99.2

Wrought remelt production, predominantly from fabrication recycling

583.5

596.2

567.0

585.3

565.1

580.0

559.1

602.2

590.5

453.1

485.7

357.2

397.2

444.6

WROUGHT AND CAST DESPATCHES

Bar, Section & Tube (excluding forging bar)

168.0

181.7

184.7

177.1

168.3*

158.7*

157.0*

140.9*

138.1*

120.8*

94.4*

70.82*

80.72*

86.84*

Plate,sheet,
strip & circles

352.5

349.7

419.1

384.8

312.2

274.3

267.3

274.2

325.4

291.0

291.9

204.8*

160.0*

109.0

Castings*

148.0

137.3

134.9

129.0

126.9

127.5

139.7

103.0

158.6

140.0

113.5

80.0*

95.0

114.5*

EXPORTS

Primary ingot

68.7

233.6

347.7

203.4

214.7

244.3

305.1

364.4

309.6

250.6

230.8

214.1

351.9

325.2

Secondary ingot

156.6

143.1

84.2

59.9

35.7

26.9

30.8

32.3

40.6

47.5

99.7

107.7

62.78

80.94

Extruded products

59.7

47.5

25.5

20.6

15.3

14.2

15.8

15.9

65.6

89.6

63.2

46.3

54.54

48.53

Rolled products

160.1

166.6

222.9

198.3

208.8

193.9

192.2

285.4

288.7

286.6

251.8

160.0

112.9

128.3

IMPORTS

Primary ingot

468.9

444.0

277.0

313.3

353.2

274.6

221.5

189.3

281.5

278.8

239.4

335.2

190.0

253.0

Recycled metal ingot

26.2

17.8

23.5

33.6

17.9

20.2

12.7

11.5

12.7

16.5

16.1

11.7

15.7

11.17

Extruded products

62.3

70.0

72.0

72.5

76.1

82.0

90.3

95.1

120.3

144.6

147.3

97.6

227.1

142.4

Rolled products

245.1

296.1

334.0

332.3

361.5

438.5

331.8

329.2

371.2

383.9

409.1

390.4

454.0

465.4

* Estimated data, allowing for non-reporting companies
Statistical data supplied by the Aluminium Federation Ltd