Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Metal and Mineral Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3322 | Feb 2015

Steeling itself: Foreign mineral demand is expected to offset slowing demand from mining

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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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 construction and building infrastructure. Firms supplying other sectors, including automotive manufacturers and the residential housing market, have generally fared less well.

Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2014-15, driven by increased mining investment and high foreign demand over these years. Growth has been constrained by the ongoing trend of wholesale bypass... purchase to read more

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Increased mining investment has benefited the industry over the five years through 2014-15. Supply and demand for a range of metals, minerals and steel products generally increased over the period, reflecting higher downstream investment in domestic resource projects and associated infrastructure, such as railways and ports. Foreign demand for metals and minerals has also been high. Additionally, the remote location of many resource projects has provided opportunities for metal wholesalers to play a key role in supplying engineering construction firms. Wholesale bypass is a less attractive option for manufacturers and importers when customers are distant and dispersed... 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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