Brittle: The industry continues its slow decline due to weak demand conditions

The Iron and Steel Casting industry produces intermediate iron and steel products, such as locomotive components, naval components and mining support arms, which are consumed by a variety of users ranging from mining firms to construction companies. The industry's performance is heavily influenced by developments in key downstream markets, particularly the Mining, Construction and Manufacturing divisions. A downturn in key downstream industries in the Manufacturing division has taken its toll on the Iron and Steel Casting industry over the past five years. Furthermore, volatility in the domestic price of iron and steel over the period is expected to have added to the industry's more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Exposure to international trade is limited due to the low value-to-weight ratio of industry goods
  • International trade patterns have had little effect on the industry's performance
  • Demand from the Construction division is expected to rise over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Iron and Steel Casting industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. Industry value added, a measure of an industry’s contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to decline at an annualised 9.4% over the 10 years through 2021-22. This is a significant underperformance compared with Australia’s real GDP growth, which is forecast to increase at an annualised 2.5% over the same period.The industry is characterised by well-established products and services, with sand casting techniques having remained unchanged over the past few decades. In addition, technological advancements in the industry have been limited and current systems and technologies have not changed significantly over the past five years. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Iron and Steel Casting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Iron and Steel Casting Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from manufacturing and Demand from construction in the Iron and Steel Casting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Iron and Steel Casting Industry?

    Industry firms are primarily engaged in producing iron and steel products through a process called casting, which involves pouring molten ferrous metals into moulds. Industry products are then consumed as intermediate inputs by a range of user industries.

    Industry Products
  • Sand casting
  • Shell-mould casting
  • Investment casting
  • Other casting methods
  • Industry Activities
  • Cast iron product
  • Cast steel product
  • Moulded iron pipe and tube
  • Pipe fitting
  • Valve
  • Other ferrous metal castings
  • 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 manufacturing
  • Demand from construction
  • Domestic price of iron and steel
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream activity
  • Profit to loss
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream activity
  • Industry profitability
  • Table: Iron and Steel Casting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Iron and Steel Casting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Manufacturing
  • Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair
  • Mining and Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Sewerage and Drainage Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
  • Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing
  • Machine Tool and Parts Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Sand casting
  • Other casting methods
  • Shell-mould casting
  • Investment casting
  • Chart: Iron and Steel Casting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other manufacturers and other markets
  • Mining firms
  • Construction firms
  • Automotive and transport manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Iron and Steel Casting 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 Iron and Steel Casting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Iron and Steel Casting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Iron and Steel Casting 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 Iron and Steel Casting 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
    Centrifugal Machine
  • A machine that operates by rotating at high speed to disperse materials (in this industry, molten metals) away from the centre of rotation.
  • Ferrous
  • Objects (usually metals or alloys) that contain iron.
  • Investment
  • In the context of metal casting, an investment mould is a ceramic mould used to produce intricate cast products.
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