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 | Oct 2015

Scrapped: Industry demand has been low as downstream manufacturing levels decline

IBISWorld’s Scrap Metal Recycling 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.

Report Snapshot
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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Scrap Metal Recycling industry has been through a tumultuous period over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to contract by an annualised 5.7% over this time. Upstream activities have been affected by mixed demand, with manufacturing output declining and construction output growing. Overall, this has lowered the amount of scrap metal generated from domestic activities, which has reduced scrap metal volumes for the industry to process.

Declines in metal prices and reduced output have contributed to industry revenue falls in the past five years. Furthermore, lower domestic manufacturing levels have been detrimental to the industry's downstream markets, hindering demand growth for industry services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Scrap Metal Recycling industry is currently in the decline stage of its life cycle. Lower industry volumes and weaker steel and scrap metal prices have resulted in large industry revenue declines in the five years through 2015-16. The industry has been declining at the same time as the overall economy has grown. While some scrap metal recycling firms have downsized their operations in favour of efficiency and productivity rather than scale, others have become more vertically integrated in an attempt to ensure supply and reduce transport costs.

In the 10 years through 2020-21, IBISWorld estimates industry value added to contract at a compound annual rate of 1.0%. This is in contrast to estimated GDP growth during the same period of 2.8%... purchase to read more


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What is the Scrap Metal Recycling Industry?

Firms in the industry are primarily 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 scrap metal recycling servicesNon-ferrous metal recycling servicesPrecious and other metal recyclingFinal metal products
Industry Activities
Ferrous metals recyclingNon-ferrous metals recyclingPrecious metals recyclingMetal productFerrous metals recyclingNon-ferrous metals recyclingPrecious metals recyclingMetal product

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