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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 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
Revenue
$30bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry is in a mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, which is the industry's contribution to national GDP, is expected to increase at an annualised 1.1% over the decade through 2018-19. This is lower than Australia's estimated GDP growth over the same period of approximately 2.6% per year. There has also been steady growth in establishment numbers and employment levels in the past five years, with further growth forecast in the five years through 2018-19.

The industry primarily serves smaller firms, which includes buyers and sellers of metals and minerals. Larger metal and mineral producers tend to deal directly with metals and minerals processors, skipping the wholesaler... 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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