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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 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 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 Key Buyers Chapter

Industry concentration is low, with the four largest companies generating an estimated 31.1% of industry revenue in 2015-16. Industry concentration has increased in the past five years, with Glencore declining at a similar rate to the industry, while Mitsui-Itochu Iron Pty Ltd significantly increased its operations and market share. The low industry concentration reflects the small number of major firms present in the industry, the diverse range of products supplied by industry firms, and the scope available for small participants to service specific geographic markets, such as provincial centres or small towns. Many industry companies service niche markets and regions, while others have exclusive import and export contracts with foreign buyers and domestic firms... 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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