EU28 & EFTA each represent 50% of European primary aluminium production
There are a total of 15 smelters in the EU, of which two were idled in 2019. The remaining 13 are located in nine countries: France, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Spain, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden. There are 10 smelters in EFTA countries (Norway and Iceland) and one smelter in the United Kingdom.
At a global level, the Chinese share of primary global production is expected to further increase to reach 57% of worldwide production. Europe represents about 7% of global production, around half of which comes from within the EU28.