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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 | Oct 2015

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

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.

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Market Share of Companies
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 Products Chapter

The industry carries out three main functions: ferrous scrap metal recycling, non-ferrous scrap metal recycling, and precious and other metal recycling.

Ferrous scrap metal recycling

Ferrous metals, such as steel, include iron and carbon, and are highly recyclable. Given the extensive use of steel in many products, ferrous metals account for the dominant share of industry revenue. Steel is the one of the world's most recycled materials, thereby making its lifecycle potentially continuous. Ferrous scrap metal recycling is mainly made up of steel scrap. Approximately two-thirds of steel available for recycling is used in the production of new steel, making scrap metal recyclers invaluable to the generation of new metal products... 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 product

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