Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry has faced several major challenges over the past five years. Demand for a range of industry products from downstream residential, commercial, industrial and institutional building construction markets has been subdued. As a result, industry revenue is expected to fall at a compound annual rate of 2.0% over the five years through 2014-15. Structural metal products manufactured by the industry include garage doors, window shutters, metal doors, door and window frames, railings, steel grating, and curtain walls. International trade is low in the industry, as structural metal components are typically very large and expensive to transport over long distances... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of industry's enterprises is generally consistent with the dispersion of Australia's overall population distribution. This trend reflects that major downstream construction industries are also roughly distributed according to population. Firms are often located in close proximity to their key markets and collaborators such as architects and engineers. This trend helps to create links with other construction companies and to reduce distribution time and costs. Close proximity to markets also allows for direct contact with customers.
New South Wales and Victoria each account for a slightly greater share of industry enterprises than their respective shares of population... purchase to read more