Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 3.4%

The Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry's performance has been supported by higher base metal and ore prices over the past five years. These price rises have generally been accompanied by higher sales volumes, particularly from foreign buyers. However, demand and revenue growth have varied considerably across different markets. For example, demand for basic metal products, such as structural sections, from commercial and industrial building construction markets has risen over the past five years. In contrast, industry firms that supply declining markets, such as automotive manufacturers, have performed poorly over the period. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 2.6% over the five years through 2019-20, to $28.4 billion. This...
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Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Revenue for the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry is forecast to grow at a moderate pace over the next five years, due to steady foreign demand for industry goods and low growth in metal prices. Overall, industry revenue is projected to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X billion. Industry profit margins are anticipated to remain stable over the next five years due to wages steadily declining as a share of revenue and ongoing price competition. Products and markets Global economic conditions are forecast to improve over the next five years, spurring greater demand for, and production of, metals and minerals. However, the world prices of some commodities, such as coking coal and iron ore, are projected to...
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Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $28bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,875
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 14,100

Biggest companies in the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia industry include Glencore Operations Australia Pty Limited.

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What is Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms wholesale mineral and metal commodities. Industry firms also wholesale steel products, including pig iron, ingot steel and semi-fabricated products. These products can take the form of sheets, strips, bars, rods, sections, structural steel or tubes. Industry firms may also wholesale metal waste or scrap.

Industry Products and Services

  • Aluminium
  • Iron ore
  • Coal
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • Zinc and other minerals

Industry Activities

  • Aluminium and aluminium alloy wholesaling
  • Copper and copper alloy wholesaling
  • Coal and coke wholesaling
  • Iron and steel wholesaling
  • Metallic ores wholesaling
  • Metal scrap wholesaling
  • Mineral wholesaling
  • Non-ferrous metal wholesaling
  • Precious metal scrap dealing and wholesaling
  • Steel bar, plate, rod and sheet wholesaling

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms wholesale mineral and metal commodities. Industry firms also wholesale steel products, including pig iron, ingot steel and semi-fabricated products. These products can take the form of sheets, strips, bars, rods, sections, structural steel or tubes. Industry firms may also wholesale metal waste or scrap.

Main Activities

  • Aluminium and aluminium alloy wholesaling
  • Copper and copper alloy wholesaling
  • Coal and coke wholesaling
  • Iron and steel wholesaling
  • Metallic ores wholesaling
  • Metal scrap wholesaling
  • Mineral wholesaling
  • Non-ferrous metal wholesaling
  • Precious metal scrap dealing and wholesaling
  • Steel bar, plate, rod and sheet wholesaling

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The base metals price index indicates the Australian dollar price of many of the metal products wholesaled by the industry. An increase in the base metals...
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Base metals price index
Demand from primary metal and metal product manufacturing
US dollars per Australian dollar
Demand from commercial and industrial building construction

Current Performance

Residential and commercial construction
Wholesale bypass and product trends
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

The decline of coal
Future growth prospects
Wholesale bypass
 Table: Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing in Australia
Structural Steel Fabricating in Australia
Sheet Metal Product Manufacturing in Australia
Iron and Steel Casting in Australia
Iron and Steel Forging in Australia
Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Mining
Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing in Australia
Aluminium Smelting in Australia
Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining in Australia



Products & Services

The Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry generates revenue from wholesaling metals, minerals and other products. Industry products can be broken down in...
Domestic construction industries
Domestic metal fabricators
Other domestic industries
Electricity generators


Demand Determinants

Demand and pricing for metal and mineral wholesaling depends primarily on mineral production and export volumes. This includes the mining of metallic and ...
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Major Markets

Domestic construction industries
Domestic metal fabricators
Other domestic industries
Electricity generators



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry displays low market share concentration, with the four largest companies expected to generate approximately 25%...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Glencore Operations Australia Pty Limited (Glencore Australia) is the local subsidiary of Glencore plc, a global commodities conglomerate. The company was...
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Glencore Operations Australia

 Table: Glencore Operations Australia - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry's capital intensity is low. Some capital investment is required for materials-handling equipment and computeris...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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    Industry Financial Ratios
  • Revenue Forecasts
    Revenue Forecasts
  • Historical and Forecast Growth
    Historical and Forecast Growth
  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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