Global and China Aluminum Profile Industry Report, 2012


Dallas, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/27/2012 -- Aluminum profile is a kind of aluminum extrusion materials, seen from the product output structure, it accounts for nearly 50% of the aluminum processing materials. Currently, China is the world’s largest aluminum profile producer and consumer. During the period 2001-2008, its aluminum profile production grew at a CAGR of 25.16%, towering over the national economic growth rate over the corresponding period. In 2011, the production and consumption severally reached around 11.5 million tons and 10.8 million tons, up 15.0% and 11.3% YoY respectively.

Although China is the world’s largest aluminum profile producer, compared with counterparts in Europe and the United States, Chinese aluminum profile enterprises are generally of small size, with low industrial concentration. Major manufacturers include Aluminum Corporation of China (CHINALCO), China Zhongwang Holdings Limited, Shandong Nanshan Aluminum Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Dongliang New Material Co., Ltd., Guangdong Xingfa Aluminium Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Asia-Pacific Light Alloy Technology Co., Ltd., Jilin Liyuan Aluminium Group Co., Ltd, Suzhou Lopsking Aluminum Co., Ltd. and Fujian Minfa Aluminum INC.

CHINALCO: It’s the only large-scale aluminum manufacturing enterprise that embraces the exploration and mining of bauxite, coal and iron ore resources, as well as the processing, production, sales, technology research and development of alumina, primary aluminum and aluminum in China aluminum industry.

China Zhongwang Holdings Limited: It’s the world’s third largest, Asia and China’s largest developer and manufacturer of industrial aluminum profile committed to the lightweight-oriented development of the transportation field. In the first half of 2012, its sales volume of industrial profile and architectural profile reached 270,066 tons and 16,044 tons, respectively.

Zhejiang Dongliang New Material Co., Ltd.: Architectural profile is the company’s leading product, with production capacity of 80,000 tons and 13 newly-built extrusion production lines; once the new capacity is put into production, the total capacity of architectural profiles will jump from 80,000 tons to 130,000 tons.

Guangdong Xingfa Aluminium Co., Ltd.: As China’s largest supplier of conductive aluminum profile for subway locomotive, it sold 54,500 tons of architectural profiles and 20,200 tons of industrial profiles in the first half of 2012.

Jiangsu Asia-Pacific Light Alloy Technology Co., Ltd.: As China’s leading supplier of automobile aluminum extrusion materials, it chiefly provides products to Shanghai Automotive Air Conditioning Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Sanhua Auto Parts Co., Ltd., Shanghai Behr Thermal System Co Ltd (SBTS), Shanghai Delphi Automotive Air-conditioning System Co., Ltd., etc.

Jilin Liyuan Aluminium Group Co., Ltd: Being one of the large-size aluminum profile producers in the Northeast region, the company produced 19,000 tons of architectural profiles and 29,000 tons of industrial profiles in 2011.

With respect to the gross margin, in general, industrial aluminum profile performs better than architectural aluminum profile, therefore, aluminum profile manufacturers have successively expanded capacity of the former in recent years. Meanwhile, the consumption ratio of industrial aluminum profiles in domestic market has also seen year-over-year increase. In 2011, China’s architectural aluminum profile consumption rose 9.7% YoY to 7.18 million tons, and industrial profile consumption attained to 3.62 million tons, up 14.9% YoY. Industrial profile grew much faster than architectural profile in terms of output.

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Key Companies Worldwide

1. Sapa Group
2. Norsk Hydro ASA
3. Alcoa
4. Midas Holding Limited
5. Aleris International Inc.
7. Press Metal
8. Nippon Light Metal

Key Listed Companies in China
1. Aluminum Corporation of China
2. Aluminum Corporation of China
3. Shandong Nanshan Aluminum
4. Asia-Pacific Light Alloy Technology
5. Jilin Liyuan Aluminum
6. Zhejiang Dongliang New Material
7. Suzhou Lopsking Aluminum
8. Guangdong Xingfa Aluminium