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Structural Metal Product Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Structural Metal Product Manufacturing in the US

Revenue for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry depends principally on the level of activity in downstream markets. Since these markets have grown over the period, industry revenue is expected to rise. The industry's performance is also influenced by movements in the price of metals and import penetration. Metals, such as steel and aluminum, are key inputs in the manufacturing process. Although rising metal prices increase purchase costs, they also boost the value of inventory and raise selling prices. Over the five years to 2021, IBISWorld expects revenue to grow, influenced by accelerating construction markets and volatile steel prices. Still, certain challenges are on the horizon. Import penetration is likely to intensify due to continual overcapacity emanating from China, the largest manufacturer of steel in the world.

Operators in this industry manufacture structural metal products such as reinforcing bars, bar joists, railway bridge sections, dam gates, transmission tower sections and railroad car racks. They also manufacture metal plate work, such as bins, culverts, hoods, ladles and containment vessels, as well as prefabricated metal buildings. The majority of industry products are used in nonresidential building and utility construction.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Value of private nonresidential construction
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table The Nucor Corporation (industry-specific operations) - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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