Aluminum is the most abundant structural metal element in the Earth's crust. It is important in virtually all segments of the world economy, but principal uses have been developed in six major industries: Transportation, construction, electrical, containers and packaging consumer durables and mechanical equipment. For many years demand has grown at a faster rate than the growth rate of other major metals, and measured either in quantity or value, the use of aluminum now exceeds that of any other metal except iron. Smaller but important industrial uses also have been developed for nonmetal forms of aluminum. This Bureau of Mines report presents comprehensive data for the commodity including industry structure, uses, reserves-resources, technology, supply-demand relationships, byproducts and coproducts, strategic considerations, economic factors operating factors and problems, and outlook to the year 2000.

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    Bureau of Mines

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  • Authors:
    • Stamper, J W
    • Kurtz, H F
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Mines
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM