Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Metal and Mineral Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3322 | Feb 2015

Steeling itself: Foreign mineral demand is expected to offset slowing demand from mining

IBISWorld’s Metal and Mineral Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 construction and building infrastructure. Firms supplying other sectors, including automotive manufacturers and the residential housing market, have generally fared less well.

Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2014-15, driven by increased mining investment and high foreign demand over these years. Growth has been constrained by the ongoing trend of wholesale bypass... purchase to read more

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Industry concentration is at a medium level with the four largest companies in the industry generating an estimated 46.3% of industry revenue in 2014-15. Industry concentration has increased in the past five years, with Glencore Xstrata maintaining steady growth, while CITIC Resources Australia Pty Ltd and Mitsui-Itochu Iron Pty Ltd significantly increased operations and market share. IBISWorld estimates the four largest companies accounted for 38.1% of industry revenue in 2009-10.

The medium industry concentration level reflects small number of major firms dominating the industry, the diverse range of products supplied by firms in the industry, and the scope available for small participants to service specific geographic markets, such as provincial centres or small towns... purchase to read more


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What is the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling Industry?

Firms in the industry 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. These can take the form of sheets, strips, bars, rods, sections, structural steel or tubes. Industry 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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