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
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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The Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing industry has declined over the past five years, with industry revenue falling significantly. Industry performance is highly dependent on demand for steel products from key downstream industries, but also on the domestic and global price of steel, and the strength of the Australian dollar. Weaker domestic demand from downstream industries and persistent import competition have resulted in a significant decline in industry output and revenue over the past five years... 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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