Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The performance of the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry is inextricably linked to the level of construction activity within the building and infrastructure markets and its exposure to substitution by alternative products manufactured using timber, aluminium and glass.
Industry revenue is projected to decline by an annualised 1.5% over the five years through 2013-14, to total $2.4 billion. The sale of structural metal products has been adversely influenced by subdued investment into new housing construction and a downward trend in commercial and industrial building activity... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry is highly fragmented in terms of product segmentation. Goods produced by the industry range from mass-produced consumer goods (such as garage doors) to highly engineered, custom designed and built goods (such as curtain wall facades for large buildings). Most of the output is manufactured from steel, although some non-ferrous metals and alloys are also used (although aluminium products fall outside the industry). Most products made by firms in the industry have standard list prices and are marketed primarily by wholesalers and retailers. Goods are occasionally sold by tender or through individual negotiation, particularly in major construction projects... purchase to read more