Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry has suffered from lower metal and ore prices over the past five years, which have contributed to revenue falls. However, these pricing declines have been largely offset by higher volumes, minimising the impact on revenue. Demand and revenue growth have been mixed across different markets. Demand from engineering construction for basic metal products, such as structural sections, has been particularly strong, reflecting investment in resource projects and associated infrastructure. Industry firms supplying other sectors, such as automotive manufacturers and the residential housing market, have generally fared less well.
Industry revenue is expected to decrease at an annualised 0.8% over the five years through 2015-16... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry generates 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.
Wholesalers deal in a range of non-ferrous metals, including aluminium, copper, zinc and lead. Firms also wholesale a range of non-ferrous alloys such as brass and bronze. Non-ferrous metals are expected to have increased as a proportion of industry revenue in the past five years. This increase is due to higher global demand for these products compared with other industry goods, and has come despite pricing falls in this segment... purchase to read more