Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The principal products manufactured by the industry are used by the building markets and include garage doors, window shutters, metal doors, door and window frames, and curtain walls. The industry also supplies products used in infrastructure projects such as railings and steel grates, and customised door and shutter systems for road-freight vehicles (trucks and vans). International trade is low in the industry, as structural metal components are typically large and expensive to transport over long distances.
Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is projected to increase by an annualised 0.5% to reach $2.4 billion... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry displays a low level of capital intensity. The industry allocates an estimated $8.86 to labour input for production for every dollar invested into capital equipment in 2015-16. The capital requirement has remained stable over the past five years.
Capital intensity varies depending on the type of products made and the scale of operations. The industry is highly fragmented and comprises many firms manufacturing a range of products. Many small-scale manufacturers operate using basic machinery and add value through the contribution of highly skilled staff. The bespoke product manufacturing often has a higher manual labour input, with skilled workers using basic power tools... purchase to read more