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Metal Wholesaling in the US

  • Published: May 2014
  • Region: United States
  • 30 pages
  • IBISWorld
Steely resolve: The gradual recovery in metal prices will boost industry revenue growth

Metal Wholesaling in the US

The Metal Wholesaling industry was severely hammered by the recession; metal wholesalers and service centers supply metal products to almost every manufacturing and construction industry, and the economic downturn hit these downstream buyers hard. However, resurgence in demand for metal products from these downstream markets, including the increases in residential and nonresidential construction, will aid profit growth.

Operators in this industry distribute primary steel, copper and aluminum products and other nonferrous metal products to end-markets. Operators maintain inventory and may perform functions such as sawing and cleaning on a custom basis and as part of the distribution service. Operators in this industry do not distribute precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum; they also do not distribute insulated wire or recyclable metal scrap.

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.

There are no major players in this industry

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