Cast off: Declines in the world prices of copper and nickel have supported profitability

The Non-Ferrous Metal Casting industry is a small component of Australia's primary metal and metal product manufacturing sector. The industry has declined over the past five years due to challenging market conditions. Rising import penetration has contributed to declining activity in a range of downstream manufacturing markets, which has reduced demand for industry products over the past five years. In addition, reduced mining activity has caused demand to weaken further. Rising agricultural and construction activity have limited demand declines, but have not offset the industry's contraction over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 6.6% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $69.9 million. This includes an expected revenue fall of 10.5%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$70m
Annual Growth 13-18
-6.6%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
436
Businesses
62
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining world prices of copper and nickel have reduced purchase costs and boosted profit
  • Industry enterprise and employment numbers have fallen with structurally declining demand
  • Declines are expected across several manufacturing industries that are key downstream customers
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Non-Ferrous Metal Casting industry exhibits low market share concentration, with the four largest operators accounting for substantially less than 40.0% of industry revenue. The industry contains numerous small, specialist producers that cater to niche markets, largely producing to custom-fitted specifications. In addition, just over 90.0% of industry enterprises are either owner-operated or a company that employs fewer than 20 staff. Consequently, the industry is highly fragmented, with no player generating over 5.0% of industry revenue. Over the past five years, industry concentration has largely remained stable...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Non-Ferrous Metal Casting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Non-Ferrous Metal Casting Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Development of new products
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from motor vehicle and motor vehicle part manufacturing and Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment in the Non-Ferrous Metal Casting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Non-Ferrous Metal Casting Industry?

    Industry firms manufacture finished non-ferrous metal products by casting molten non-ferrous metals in moulds. The industry also includes companies that clean and finish cast non-ferrous products. The term non-ferrous indicates metals other than iron and alloys that do not contain an appreciable amount of iron. The industry excludes aluminium smelting and casting activities.

    Industry Products
  • Cast and forged copper
  • Other non-ferrous metal castings
  • Zinc castings
  • Magnesium castings
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing non-ferrous metal castings
  • Manufacturing non-ferrous metal die castings
  • Manufacturing non-ferrous forgings
  • 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 motor vehicle and motor vehicle part manufacturing
  • Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment
  • Demand from agriculture
  • Demand from mining
  • World price of copper

  • Current Performance
  • Struggling downstream markets
  • Profit performance
  • Techniques and systems
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand patterns
  • Industry participation and trade
  • Substitute threat
  • Table: Non-Ferrous Metal Casting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Non-Ferrous Metal Casting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
  • Automotive Electrical Component Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Manufacturing
  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing
  • Mining and Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Food Processing Machinery Manufacturing
  • Machine Tool and Parts Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copper Ore Mining

  • Products & Services
  • Cast and forged copper
  • Other non-ferrous metal castings
  • Magnesium castings
  • Zinc castings
  • Chart: Non-Ferrous Metal Casting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Agricultural, mining and construction machinery manufacturers
  • Automotive parts and accessories manufacturers
  • Construction and mining industries
  • Other manufacturing industries
  • Other industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Non-Ferrous Metal Casting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Non-Ferrous Metal Casting

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Non-Ferrous Metal 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 Non-Ferrous Metal 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 Non-Ferrous Metal Casting Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    3D Printing
  • The process of manufacturing three-dimensional objects by combining layers of two-dimensional cross-sections of the end product.
  • Die Casting
  • The process of forcing molten metal under high pressure into reusable metal dies or moulds. This method produces accurate and dimensionally complex castings and allows the mould to be used again.
  • Jobbing
  • Items produced by independent operators, either on a one-off basis or in small batches.
  • Metal Casting
  • Refers to pouring a liquid metal into a mould, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape that is subsequently allowed to solidify.
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