It is estimated that the total demand for aluminum in the United States and Canada in October 2015 was 21.741 billion pounds, an increase of 1.0% compared with the same period in 2014. The total demand for semi-finished products was 15.533 billion pounds, an increase of 4.7%. The total surface consumption in the domestic market was 19.309 billion pounds, an increase of 4.7%.
In November, US and Canada's pure aluminum product shipments (including exports) were 1.882 billion pounds, an increase of 2.5% compared to the 1.936 billion pounds in November 2014. The shipment of aluminum products increased by 1.2% to 1.22 billion pounds. In addition, aluminum ingots for casting, export and passive use increased by 5.1% year-on-year to a total of 661 million pounds.