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Metal and Mineral Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Metal and Mineral Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3322 | Dec 2016

A little rusty: The end of the mining boom has limited local industry demand

IBISWorld’s Metal and Mineral Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry have suffered from volatile metal and ore prices over the past five years, which have limited revenue growth. However, these fluctuations have been largely offset by higher volumes, minimising the effect on revenue. Demand and revenue growth have been mixed across different markets. Demand from commercial and industrial building construction for basic metal products, such as structural sections, has increased. In contrast, industry firms supplying other sectors, such as automotive manufacturers, have generally fared less well.

Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.8% over the five years through 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Metal and Mineral Wholesaling industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, which is the industry's contribution to national GDP, is expected to increase at an annualised 1.4% over the decade through 2021-22. This is lower than Australia's GDP growth over the same period, which is forecast at an annualised 2.5%. Although there have been general declines in establishment numbers in the past five years, these are forecast to increase in the five years through 2021-22 as industry revenue increases at a stronger rate.

The industry primarily serves smaller firms, which includes buyers and sellers of metals and minerals. Larger metal and mineral producers tend to deal directly with metals and minerals processors, skipping the wholesaler... purchase to read more


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What is the Metal and Mineral Wholesaling Industry?

Firms in the industry wholesale a range of mineral and metal products. Key items include coal and coke, pig iron, ingot steel and semi-fabricated products of iron or steel. These 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
Iron and steelNon-ferrous metalsCoalMetal oresOther metal and mineral products
Industry Activities
Aluminium and aluminium alloy wholesalingCopper and copper alloy wholesalingCoal and coke wholesalingIron and steel wholesalingMetallic ores wholesalingMetal scrap wholesalingMineral wholesalingNon-ferrous metal wholesalingPrecious metal scrap dealing and wholesalingSteel bar, plate, rod, and sheet wholesaling

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