Extrusion Shipments Up in North America June 27, 2013

Domestic consumption of aluminum extrusions in the United States and Canada totaled an estimated 4.05 billion pounds in 2012, an increase of 5.8 percent over the revised 2011 total of 3.83 billion pounds according to the Aluminum Extruders Council.  Building and construction continues to be the largest market segment with domestic shipments of 1.39 billion pounds – or 34.3 percent of the domestic market for extrusions. Shipments in this market segment grew 3 percent in 2012 compared to 2011.

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