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

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.

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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Scrap Metal Recycling industry is currently in the decline stage of its life cycle. While industry volumes have increased in the past five years, lower steel and scrap metal prices have resulted in large industry revenue declines. The industry has been growing slower than the overall economy and consolidation activities are becoming more apparent. 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 2019-20, IBISWorld estimates industry value added to contract at a compound annual rate of 0.3%. This is in contrast to estimated GDP growth during the same period of 2.7%... 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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