What does the AlCircle’s report on ‘Global Aluminium Industry – Key Trends to 2030’ offer to you?

The Aluminium industry has been springing surprises every decade or two and given the developments happening across the world now due to the pandemic. 

The role of aluminium in the global economy keeps growing and is expected to play a major role in the sustainability targets of many countries. It is worthwhile to see what the key trends are across the aluminium sector by 2030.

This report titled ‘Global Aluminium Industry – Key trends to 2030’ provides insights into the possible key developments of the aluminium sector expected to take place by 2030.  

The report talks about how the environmental trends such as sustainability, energy usage, and regulations across the globe have an impact on the aluminium sector. The report briefly touches upon the impact of COVID – 19 on the aluminium sector. The technological innovations expected to take place in the next decade and its impact on Aluminium sector is also covered. The report also talks about possible trends in trade policies, ownerships, geographies etc.

AlCircle presents a detailed report titled ‘Global Aluminium Industry – Key Trends to 2030’, covering the key trends expected across the entire aluminium value chain from bauxite to end use. It also talks about the trends expected to arise due to various stakeholders’ role in the aluminium value chain such as Financiers, Government, and Exchanges etc.

In a nutshell, the report covers the following points:

Global Aluminium Industry – An Overview

  • Bauxite
  • Alumina
  • Primary Aluminium
  • Downstream Products
  • Recycled Aluminium

New Products, Applications, & Substitutes 


  • High purity Alumina
  • Low Carbon Aluminium
  • Recycled aluminium with maximum post-consumer scrap


  • Combination of aluminium and other materials
  • Electric vehicles
  • Aluminium cans and the challenge of carbon emissions
  • Aluminium ion batteries
  • Superplastic forming


  • Carbon composites
  • Magnesium alloy
  • Advanced high strength steel

Geographic Trends


  • Chinese investments in Africa and the way forward

          a) Ghana

  • The way forward
  • The future of Asian Bauxite (Excluding China)


  • The proximity of Alumina refineries to Bauxite mines/smelter

Primary Aluminium

Technology & Industry 4.0


  • Bauxite mining
  • Red mud
  • Zero carbon aluminium – Inert anode technology

Industry 4.0

  • Industry 4.0 in bauxite mining
  • Industry 4.0 in Aluminium production and downstream activities

Energy & Sustainability


  • Energy usage in the smelters
  • Usage of renewables (wind / solar) to power smelters


  • Low/Zero Carbon Aluminium
  • Demand from end users
  • Incentives from stakeholders – Sustainability linked financing

Environmental Regulations

  • Priority Hazardous Substances – European Union
  • Winter production cuts – China
  • REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals)
  • New Mining Regulations / Law – Brazil
  • Circular economy action plan – European Union
  • Carbon border adjustment mechanism – European Union

Role of Exchanges

  • Green Aluminium Market
  • LME 2.0
  • Competition between Exchanges

Trade Policies

  • Global exports of aluminium
  • United States of America

COVID – 19 Impacts

  • Economy
  • Contango
  • Demand from opportunities provided by pandemic
  • Impact on Aluminium demand from other sectors

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