Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Metal and Mineral Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3322 | Nov 2013

Structural setback: Wholesale bypass will constrain 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 infrastructure. Firms supplying other sectors, including automotive manufacturers and the residential housing market, fared less well.

Industry revenue is estimated to increase at an annualised 4.6% over the five years through 2013-14, driven by the strength of the mining investment boom and high foreign demand. Growth would likely have been even stronger if not for the ongoing trend of wholesale bypass... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

New South Wales and Victoria together account for the bulk of the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry's revenue and establishments. This concentration reflects the distribution of both population and downstream demand industries, as well as the concentration of metal production facilities in these states. Queensland has the third largest number of industry revenue and establishments, reflecting its ranking in terms of Australia's population.

Western Australia is also an important source of wholesaling revenue due to its status as a rich source of mineral production and accompanying high levels of construction activity... 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 wholesalingIron and steel wholesalingMetallic ores wholesalingMetal scrap wholesalingMineral wholesalingNon-ferrous metal wholesalingSteel bar, plate, rod, and sheet wholesaling

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