Overview

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

IBISWorld’s Structural Metal Product Manufacturing 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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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 Investment Chapter

The Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry displays a low level of capital intensity largely due to the high manual labour requirement for the industry's many small-scale manufacturers. The industry allocates an estimated $8.95 to labour input for production for every dollar invested into capital equipment in 2016-17. Over the past five years, capital intensity has increased slightly as wages have remained stable as a share of revenue.

Capital intensity varies depending on the type of products made and the scale of operations. The industry is highly fragmented and comprises many firms manufacturing a range of products. Many small-scale manufacturers operate using basic machinery and add value through the contribution of highly skilled staff. The..

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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 Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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