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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 | Jan 2016

A little rusty: The end of the mining boom has reduced local industry demand

IBISWorld’s Metal and Mineral Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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.

Non-ferrous metals

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


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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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