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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 | Jul 2014

Scraping through: Industry revenue recovers due to higher prices

IBISWorld’s Scrap Metal Recycling 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Arrium Limited Arrium Limited market share
Sims Metal Management Sims Metal Management market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-6.8%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
3,398
Businesses
121
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Scrap Metal Recycling industry has faced a tumultuous past five years. Industry revenue has taken a beating, contracting at an annualised 6.8% in the five years through 2014-15. Upstream activities in the industry have been adversely affected by poor demand conditions. While consumers are keeping their purse strings tight and staying away from unnecessary purchases, manufacturing output has declined. This has lowered the supply of scrap metal generated from manufacturing activities. Lower consumption levels have also contributed to reduced waste volumes, leading to low growth in scrap metal supplies.

Low steel and scrap metal prices have contributed to large price declines and industry revenue falls in the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a high capital intensity level due to high capital expenses and relatively low labour costs. To calculate the industry's capital intensity level, IBISWorld uses data from the industry cost structure. Depreciation is used as a proxy for capital, while wages are used as a proxy for labour. In 2014-15, depreciation is estimated to account for 3.6% of industry revenue, with wages estimated to make up for 10.0%. These show that for each $1.00 invested in capital plant, equipment and vehicles, approximately $2.78 is required to be spent on labour inputs.

The industry uses large and expensive equipment and machinery in its operations. Capital equipment in the industry includes furnaces, shredders, scrap metal balers, shears and magnet generators... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Scrap Metal Recycling Industry?

Firms in this 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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