Although revenue plummeted in 2009, the industry is moving toward growth again as market conditions improve and higher output and prices for nonferrous metals push revenue up. Exports and imports grew tremendously prior to the recession and will continue to be the main areas of industry growth in years to come, driven mainly by increasing demand from steel producers and domestic and international manufacturing markets.
Companies in this industry produce semifabrications from nonferrous metals, except copper and aluminum. Primarily, they roll, draw, extrude and alloy shapes from purchased nonferrous metal. Companies also recover nonferrous metals and alloys from 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.