Closing doors: Weak downstream demand has driven industry exits over the past five years

IBISWorld’s Structural Metal Product Manufacturing 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Building construction demand has grown marginally over the past five years
  • Wage costs have remained stable as a share of revenue over the past five years
  • Input costs are likely to increase with the upward trend in the domestic price of iron and steel

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry primarily manufactures products used by building markets, which include garage doors, window shutters, metal doors, door and window frames and curtain walls. The industry also supplies steel products used in infrastructure projects such as steel railings, stairs, elevated platforms and grates, as well as customised door and shutter systems for installation in road freight vehicles, such as trucks and vans. International trade is low in the industry, as structural metal components are typically large and expensive to transport over long distances.

    Industry revenue is projected to decrease by an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $2.2 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Structural Metal Products Manufacturing industry is in the declining stage of its economic life cycle. This reflects the loss of market share to substitute products and the intensely competition within the industry driving down profit margins.

    Falling share of economy

    The industry's revenue performance is closely tied to the trends in the downstream building and infrastructure markets and over the long term revenue is projected to expand at a slower pace than the general economy. However, the industry's contribution to the general economy, as measured by industry value added (IVA), is forecast to decline at an annualised 0.8% over the 10 years through 2021-22. While Australia's GDP is projected to grow by an annualised 2.5% over the same period. Thi..

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    Additional Insights for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Diverse range of clients
  • Having a high profile in the target market
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial and industrial building construction and Demand from residential building construction in the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the industry primarily manufacture architectural steel, wrought iron or other metal products. Items that maintain the structural integrity of buildings are included in other industries, such as structural steel fabricating. The industry also excludes structural products made from aluminium.

    Industry Products
    Garage doors and shutters
    Steel grating
    Curtain walls
    Balustrades and railing
    Metal doors and windows
    Industry Activities
    Architectural metal product
    Metal balcony, balustrade and railing
    Metal curtain wall and fascia
    Metal door or doorframe
    Prefabricated metal fire escape
    Flyscreen door
    Metal garage door and gate
    Metal skylight
    Metal shutter
    Metal window frame or screen

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from commercial and industrial building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from heavy and civil engineering construction
  • Demand from institutional building construction
  • Demand from road freight transport
  • Domestic price of iron and steel

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • House Construction
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction
  • Road Freight Transport
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Institutional Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining
  • Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing
  • Sheet Metal Product Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Garage doors and shutters
  • Metal doors and windows
  • Other
  • Steel grating
  • Curtain walls
  • Balustrades and railing
  • Chart: Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential building construction companies
  • Commercial and industrial building construction companies
  • Other non-building construction companies
  • Institutional building construction companies
  • Road freight transport companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Structural Metal Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    DuluxGroup LimitedValmont Group Holdings Pty LimitedAustral Monsoon Industries Pty Ltd
  • Table: DuluxGroup Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Valmont Group Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Austral Monsoon Industries Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Curtain Wall
  • Refers to a non-bearing wall cladding, typically of glass or steel, which is fixed to the exterior of a building.
  • Fascia
  • Generally describes any horizontal surface that spans across the top of columns or across the top of a wall.
  • Non-Ferrous
  • A term used to describe metals other than iron and alloys that do not contain iron in an appreciable amount.
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