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Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining in the US

  • Published: October 2013
  • Region: United States
  • 38 Pages
  • IBISWorld
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Precious metal: Renewed construction activity will reinforce demand for industry products

Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining in the US

The performance of the Copper, Lead and Zinc Refining industry is closely tied to fluctuations in the market price of copper, lead, zinc and other nonferrous metals. Over the past five years, the prices of these metals have been extremely volatile. However, due to strong metal prices emerging from the recession, revenue has grown. Moreover, increasing demand from emerging economies, especially China and India, has helped fuel post-recession industry growth. Nevertheless, over the five years to 2018, fluctuating, and consistently declining, copper prices will hamper revenue growth, causing industry revenue to decline marginally in 2018.

Companies in this industry smelt or refine nonferrous metals, other than aluminum. The refining process includes the use of electrolytic methods, as well as more traditional furnace-based procedures. Additionally, industry operators that refine gold typically do so on a fee-for-service basis.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.

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 Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

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

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

MAJOR COMPANIES.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Rio Tinto Group

Asarco LLC

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