Alumina Market Overview in France
In value terms, alumina production dropped to $ in estimated in export prices. In general, production saw a perceptible downturn. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of % against the previous year. Alumina production peaked at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the alumina market in France shrank to $ in , falling by -% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption, however, showed a pronounced decline. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. from 2009 to , the growth of the market failed to regain the momentum.