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Industry Import Monitoring and Analysis


Feature of the Month

Aluminum Country of Smelt and Country of Most Recent Cast Dashboards 

These monitors contain never before seen supply chain information collected from aluminum import licenses. These monitors make it possible to track where imported aluminum products were most recently cast (country of cast) and provide insight into where primary aluminum used to make the imported products were sourced from (country of smelt).

For more information, visit Getting Started with the AIM System or send the licensing team questions at


The country of smelt dashboard has been released!

Getting Started With AIM

Other aluminum pages

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Aluminum Import Licensing
All aluminum imports into the United States require an import license for Customs entry summary. The aluminum import license is an automatic license used for data collection purposes only. Importers and customs brokers use this website to obtain their aluminum licenses prior to completing their Customs entry documentation.
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Aluminum Trade Monitors
Commerce publishes: (1) the U.S. Aluminum Import Monitor, which combines data from Census and import licenses and is updated weekly; (2) the Country of Most Recent Cast Dashboard with information on the country where imported aluminum products were most recently cast; (3) the Country of Smelt Dashboard with information on the country where the primary aluminum was smelted; and (4) the Global Aluminum Trade Monitor (coming soon)
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Aluminum Reports
ITA's reports provide information on aluminum trade and state of the U.S. aluminum industry.