Aluminum Drives Modern Manufacturing
The aluminum industry contributes $186 billion to the U.S. economy, more than 1 percent of GDP. Aluminum is one of the few materials that affect every person in the country, and nearly 713,000 American jobs are supported by the industry. Strong, lightweight and recyclable, aluminum is a material uniquely suited to meet the needs and challenges of the 21st century. From increasing vehicle fuel efficiency to green building products to sustainable packaging, aluminum is well positioned in the U.S. and global markets.
Recycling produces high-value economic impact. The production of secondary (recycled) aluminum saves more than 90 percent of the energy costs associated with primary production.
Job are increasing. This includes work generated in core American manufacturing sectors including primary, secondary, smelting and alloy production.
Fundamental economic impact is created. The aluminum industry supports $186 billion in economic output.