Aluminium in India

Last Modified: Sat Sep 08 2018 15:07:26 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 3.6 million tonnes
    Annual consumption of Aluminium in India.The country has a capacity of producing 4.0 million tonnes.
  • 2.5 kg
    Per capita consumption, global average is 11 kg per capita.
  • 2%
    Contribution to manufacturing GDP. Steel - 12%, Cement - 9%.
  • 800,000
    Estimated people employed in this sector.
  • $238
    Cost of production per MT, the most among aluminium producing nations in the world, including Canada, Russia, the Middle East, Norway and China.
  • 5,000
    Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) represent bulk of the units involved in recycling. Gujarat accounts for about 40% of the industry. In addition, scrap collection is largely unorganised coupled with insufficient awareness, leading to a major proportion of scrap going to landfill rather than recycling.