Trends: Primary Aluminum Production

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Aluminum Statistical Review for 1993, Aluminum Association, p.22

Environmental Issues
International Competition
Major Products and Markets
Regulations and NOx Control
Summary
Trends / Major Products
Trends / Employment and Productivity
Trends / Energy Consumption by Fuel
Trends / Primary Aluminum Production
Trends / Total Supply of Aluminum
Trends / World Aluminum Output
Trends / Distribution of Power Plants
Trends / Distribution of Processing Plants
In 1993, the primary production of aluminum in the U.S. declined by 8.6% from 1992 levels. A total 3,695 thousand metric tons of primary aluminum were produced in smelting plants across the U.S. This production level represents approximately 88% of the total U.S. production capacity. The decrease in aluminum production in 1993 was due to global oversupply conditions which were primarily a result of large inexpensive supplies being made available to world markets by republics of the former Soviet Union.