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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 | Jun 2014

Structural setback: Increases in wholesale bypass constrains industry growth

IBISWorld’s Metal and Mineral Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
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 Products Chapter

The Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry derives its revenue from wholesaling metals, minerals and other products. Industry products can be broken down into five main segments: iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, metal ores, coal, and other metal and mineral products.

Iron and steel

Iron and steel wholesaling is the industry's largest activity, reflecting the widespread use of steel in Australia and around the world. The products handled are typically basic shapes such as sheet, strip, slabs, bars, rods, structural steel sections, tubes and ingots. Firms wholesaling these products often offer value-adding services such as cutting to size, drilling or trimming... 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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