The Aluminum Association, in cooperation with the Aluminum Association of Canada, reported primary aluminium production in North America during September at an annual rate of 4.633Mt, increasing by 51.4kt/y – up 1.1% over the previous month's rate of 4.582Mt.

Compared to a year ago, the annual rate of production was 1.4% above the September 2009 rate of 4.569Mt. Through nine months of 2010, actual production was 3.502Mt, off 2.3% from a year ago.