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 Analysis Chapter
The performance of the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry is influenced by trends in the domestic construction markets, and to a lesser extent the Road Freight Transport industry. Unlike much of the Australian manufacturing division, the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry has a low exposure to import competition. This is due to the low-volume bespoke nature of much of the production, and the prohibitively high costs of transporting the heavy and bulky steel products. However, the industry is highly exposed to product substitution by goods manufactured from aluminium, structural timber, plastic and glass... purchase to read more