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Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Structural setback: Increases in wholesale bypass constrains industry growth

The Metal and Mineral Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$30bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
13,300
Businesses
1,906
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 estimated to increase at an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2013-14, driven by the strength of the mining investment boom 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 medium level. Capital investment is required for materials handling equipment, computerised stock control systems, warehousing and stock. To calculate the capital intensity level, IBISWorld uses data from the industry cost structure. Depreciation is used as a proxy for capital expenditure, with such expenses estimated to account for 0.5% of industry revenue in 2013-14. Wages are used as a proxy for labour, which are estimated to account for 3.5% of industry revenue for the year. Therefore, for each $1.00 invested in industry plant and equipment, approximately $6.96 is required for labour inputs.

Labour costs absorb only a small share of revenue, although there is variation across the industry... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling Industry?

This industry comprises 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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