In recent years, with the rapid advancement of China's large-scale infrastructure investment and industrialization process, the output and consumption of the aluminum profile industry has grown rapidly, and China has also become the world's largest aluminum profile production base and consumer market. After nearly 10 years of rapid growth, China's aluminum profile industry has entered a new stage of development, and industrial aluminum profiles have shown many new development trends.
Global aluminum production and sales, from the perspective of capacity distribution, in 2009, there are about 95 countries and regions producing aluminum profiles in the world, and there are more than 2,200 production companies, of which China's production capacity accounts for more than 50% of the world's total capacity.
With the global economic growth and the expanding use of aluminum profiles, the global consumption of aluminum profiles has increased from approximately 8.69 million tons in 2001 to approximately 15.5 million tons in 2009, with a compound annual growth rate of approximately 7.5%. It is estimated that in 2012, the global consumption of aluminum profiles will reach approximately 16.69 million tons.
It is expected that in the next 5 to 10 years, the consumption of industrial aluminum profiles in China will continue to grow, and the proportion of aluminum profiles will increase from about 30% at present to around 45-50% in 2015. According to the relevant plans of the Chinese government, in the next 10 years, the proportion of industrial materials in the total application of aluminum profiles will be close to 70%.