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Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Metal and Mineral Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3322 | Sep 2014

Structural setback: Increasing wholesale bypass constrains industry growth

IBISWorld’s Metal and Mineral Wholesaling 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.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$20bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
12,700
Businesses
1,783
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the past five years, the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry has benefited from the mining investment boom, strong foreign demand and stable domestic growth. Demand from engineering construction for basic metal products (such as structural sections) has been particularly strong, reflecting investment in resource projects and associated infrastructure. Firms supplying other sectors, including automotive manufacturers and the residential housing market, have fared less well.

Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.1% over the five years through 2014-15, driven by increased mining investment and high foreign demand. However, growth has been constrained by the ongoing trend of wholesale bypass... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry's capital intensity is at a low level. Some capital investment is required for materials-handling equipment and computerised stock control systems. To calculate the capital intensity level, IBISWorld uses data from the industry cost structure. Depreciation is used as a proxy for capital expenditure, and is expected to account for 0.2% of industry revenue in 2014-15. Wages are used as a proxy for labour, and are expected to account for 4.9% of industry revenue for the year. Therefore, for each $1.00 invested in industry plant and equipment, approximately $24.40 is required for labour inputs.

Although labour costs account for a small share of industry revenue, there is variation across the industry... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling Industry?

This industry is comprised of firms that wholesale a range of mineral and metal products. Key items include coal and coke, pig iron, ingot steel and semi-fabricated products of iron or steel (sheet, strip, bars, rods, sections, structural steel or tubes). Firms may also wholesale metal waste or scrap.

Industry Products
Iron and steelNon-ferrous metalsCoalMetal oresOther metal and mineral products
 
Industry Activities
Aluminium and aluminium alloy wholesalingCopper and copper alloy wholesalingCoal and coke wholesalingIron and steel wholesalingMetallic ores wholesalingMetal scrap wholesalingMineral wholesalingNon-ferrous metal wholesalingPrecious metal scrap dealing and wholesalingSteel bar, plate, rod, and sheet wholesaling


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