The US annual rate of primary aluminium production was 1.62M short tons in November 2009, down 34.4% from the November 2008 total of 2.46Mst.

Compared to the previous month, the annual rate of production rose 0.8% over the October 2009 annual rate of 1.67Mst. The year-to-date annual rate of production for 2009 was 1.73Mst, down 35.3% from the 2008 annual rate of 2.68Mst.

Actual production for the month of November 2009 was 133 236st and 1.58Mst in November 2009.