NEW YORK CITY (dpa-AFX) - Alcoa Inc. (AA), the largest producer of aluminum
in the US, Monday reported a decline in profit for the second quarter, as sales
dropped 10 percent reflecting low aluminum prices. Nevertheless, both the
Alcoa Inc. said its second-quarter earnings fell 3.6% as the metals maker continued to get hurt by year-to-year declines in aluminum and alumina prices, though the company reported some strengthening from the first quarter.
Companies in this category sell aluminum and aluminum products. In addition to mining bauxite ore, one of the most common sources of aluminum, some of these companies also produce gold and silver as well.