Aluminum Extrusion Shipments Increase September 11, 2006
According to the Aluminum Extruders Council, aluinum extrusion shipments increased in 2005 to an estimated 4.42 billion lbs. in the U.S. and Canada.  This is an increase of 5.7 percent over the previous year's 4.18 billion lbs.  The Building and Construction market accounted for the largest sector, with 1.83 billion lbs. or 41 percent of total shipments for 2005.  This is a 4.4 percent increase over the 1.75 billion lbs. shipped in 2004.  Doors and Windows are the largest product group within the Building & Construciton market accounting for 45 percent of the total shipments.  This is an increase of 3.7 percent over the previous year. 
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