Aluminum use in autos set to explode: Ducker

Jun 10, 2014 | 04:47 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  aluminum, autos, sheet, lightweighting, Alcoa, Novelis, Ford, General Motors BMW

NEW YORK — Aluminum sheet usage for light vehicle body and closure parts will grow from less than 200 million pounds in 2012 to approximately 4 billion pounds by 2025, according to a study by Ducker Worldwide LLC.

Aluminum usage will grow exponentially over the next decade, with consumption in 2015 surpassing records set in previous decades by approximately 1 billion pounds, the Troy, Mich.-based market research firm said.

In 2015, pickup trucks will feature an average of 548.9 pounds of aluminum per vehicle, followed closely by alternative fuel segment sedans at 546.9 pounds, sport utility vehicles at 410.3 pounds and minivans at 396.5 pounds, according to the study.....

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