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Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C2110 | Jun 2015

Rusting away: Falling demand from downstream markets has been reducing industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$11bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-7.4%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
17,402
Businesses
1,221
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing industry has undergone a tough period of structural change over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 7.4% over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $11.0 billion. Falling demand from downstream markets, declining domestic iron and steel prices, and competition from import markets have resulted in industry production overcapacity. This has led to some firms downsizing operations, notably the 2011 closure of one of BlueScope Steel's blast furnaces in Port Kembla, NSW. Falling domestic steel prices are projected to result in a 1.7% drop in industry revenue in 2014-15... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing industry is characterised by a medium level of market share concentration. The industry's two major players alone, BlueScope Steel and Arrium, account for an estimated 42.0% of total industry revenue. Aside from these major players, the industry is made up of a large number of smaller scale iron smelters and steel manufacturers. These smaller operators make up over three-quarter of total businesses, with only 20.0% of companies generating more than $2.0 million in revenue, demonstrating the industry's extremely fragmented nature outside of the major players in an industry worth over $10.0 billion... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in the industry are primarily involved in smelting or refining iron ore or iron sands into basic iron products, such as ingots, billets and slabs. The industry also includes operators that convert steel into primary shapes by hot- or cold-rolling them into sheets, bars and rods. Companies that mainly produce carbon and stainless steel from iron alloyed with other elements (such as carbon and chromium) are also part of the industry.

Industry Products
Iron productsOther carbon steel productsMetal-coated carbon steelPainted carbon steelOther ferroalloys
 
Industry Activities
Iron or steel barFerroalloy, including alloys of manganese, silicon or chromeIron or steel flat-rolled productPig ironRail fastenings or other rail accessoriesSteel roof-deckingStainless steelSteel alloyStructural steel shapes, excluding fabricated steelTin-plate sheet or strip


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