Scrap Metal Recycling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Scrap Metal Recycling Market Research Report | Industrial Machinery, Gas & Chemicals | Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing | Mar 2015

Mixed performance: Metal price volatility contributed to industry revenue declines

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Market Share of Companies
Arrium Mining and Materials Arrium Mining and Materials market share
Sims Metal Management Sims Metal Management market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Scrap Metal Recycling industry has been through a tumultuous past five years. Industry revenue is expected to contract by an annualised 4.3% over the five years through 2014-15. Upstream activities have been affected by mixed demand, with demand from manufacturing declining and construction demand growing. This has lowered the supply of scrap metal generated from manufacturing activities. Lower manufacturing levels have also contributed to reduced waste volumes, leading to low growth in scrap metal supplies.

Slight declines in metal prices and reduced output have contributed to industry revenue falls in the past five years. Furthermore, variable economic conditions have been detrimental to the industry's downstream markets, hindering growth in demand for industry products... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Scrap Metal Recycling industry has faced difficult conditions over the past five years. Industry revenue has fallen from $3.0 billion in 2009-10 to an estimated $2.4 billion in 2014-15, which represents an annualised contraction of 4.3%. This can be attributed to falls in scrap metal prices over these years, lower output volumes from industry players and low growth or declines in many downstream markets. However, increased prices and volumes in 2014-15 are expected to result in industry revenue increasing by 4.6% for the year.

Price and profit volatility

The metal market has been highly volatile over the past five years, which has contributed to difficult operating conditions for the industry... purchase to read more


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What is the Scrap Metal Recycling Industry?

Firms in the industry are engaged in the secondary recovery of recycled scrap metal. Recovery involves the manufacture of scrap metal into new usable material. Commonly recycled metals include steel, copper, aluminium, zinc, lead, nickel and titanium.

Industry Products
Ferrous metal recycling servicesNon-ferrous metal recycling servicesPrecious and other metal recycling
Industry Activities
Ferrous metals recyclingNon-ferrous metals recyclingPrecious metals recyclingFerrous metals recyclingNon-ferrous metals recyclingPrecious metals recycling

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