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 2013

Scraping for margins: The industry has struggled to remain profitable

IBISWorld’s Scrap Metal Recycling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Arrium Limited Arrium Limited market share
CMA Corporation CMA Corporation market share
Sims Metal Management Sims Metal Management market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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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 2.6% in the five years through 2012-13. Upstream activities in the industry have been adversely affected by poor demand conditions. Consumers are keeping their purse strings tight, staying away from unnecessary purchases. As a result, demand for manufacturing industries has gone down, lowering the supply of scrap metal generated from manufacturing activities. A low consumption level has also meant a low waste volume, leading to a low supply of scrap metals.

Poor macroeconomic conditions have been detrimental to the industry's downstream markets, hindering growth in demand for industry products... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of businesses across the country follows closely to that of the distribution of population. As the two most populated states in Australia, New South Wales and Victoria have the largest numbers of businesses at 26.7% and 31.7% respectively. Operators tend to be concentrated close to densely populated areas due to several reasons. The industry services the construction sector. The activities of this sector tend to revolve around densely populated areas. By having operations close to construction firms, industry operators are able to generate cost savings from cheaper transportation cost. The concentration of automotive manufacturers, a key user of cast ferrous metals, in Victoria encourages firms to engage their operations in the state... 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 and titanium.

Industry Products
Ferrous-metal recyclingNon-ferrous metal recyclingOther scrap metal recycling
Industry Activities
Ferrous metals recyclingNon-ferrous metals recyclingPrecious metals recyclingFerrous metals recyclingNon-ferrous metals recyclingPrecious metals recycling

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