Humdrum times: Import and substitute competition are keeping a lid on growth

The Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing industry has faced fierce competition over the past five years, with low-priced imports and product substitution from packaging products made from plastics, cardboard and glass. While the industry has lost ground to imports and substitute products, it has managed to shore up its position in the food and beverages packaging market. Local manufacturers have faced marginal increases in aluminium input prices over the past five years, although this trend has largely been offset by the downward trend in the price of steel inputs. Demand conditions have varied across the various product segments over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for food and beverage cans has remained largely consistent over the past five years
  • The depreciation of the Australian dollar in recent years has eased the threat of import competition
  • Demand from food and beverage manufacturers will support growth in industry sales
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The spread of Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing industry enterprises largely reflects that of population dispersion and density. This reflects the proximity of downstream demand markets such as food and beverage processors, which tend to be located close to densely populated areas.New South Wales accounts for the largest share of total enterprises (30.7%) but this falls short of the state's 32.0% share of national population and the comparable share of economic activity. The state is home to the majority of food and beverage manufacturers. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing are:

  • Economies of scale
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from beverage manufacturing and Demand from food product manufacturing in the Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry consists of companies that manufacture metal containers such as bins, cans and drums for use in a variety of applications. It excludes products such as metal boilers, tanks and other heavy gauge metal containers.

    Industry Products
  • Beverage cans
  • Food cans
  • Metal bins
  • Metal drums
  • Other metal containers
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing metal bins, including non-toxic waste skips
  • Manufacturing metal cans, including steel cans for packaging and preserving food products
  • Manufacturing metal drums, including containers for storage and mixing
  • Manufacturing food and drink cans using aluminium or other metals
  • Manufacturing letterboxes
  • Manufacturing tool boxes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from beverage manufacturing
  • Demand from food product manufacturing
  • Domestic price of iron and steel
  • World price of aluminum
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Profit widens marginally
  • Variable import competition
  • Substitute materials
  • Little growth in participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand
  • Substitute materials
  • Globalisation and imports
  • Table: Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing
  • Seafood Processing
  • Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing
  • Beer Manufacturing
  • Soft Drink Manufacturing
  • Waste Treatment and Disposal Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Rolling, Drawing and Extruding
  • Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Beverage cans
  • Food cans
  • Metal drums
  • Metal bins
  • Other metal containers
  • Chart: Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Beverage manufacturers
  • Food processors
  • Other industrial markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited, Orora Limited, Jamestrong Australasia Holdings Pty Ltd, National Can Industries Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Orora Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Jamestrong Australasia Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: National Can Industries Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • IBCs are intermediate bulk containers that are made of plastic and reusable. IBCs are designed for the transport and storage of bulk liquid substances and are generally mounted on containers.
  • Pet
  • A polymer resin used in synthetic fibres and beverage, food and other liquid containers.
  • Rtd
  • RTD ready-to-drink, refers to alcoholic beverages that have been premixed such as gin and tonic, vodka and soda and rum and coke.
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