Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33121 | Sep 2015

Half pipe: Industry revenue will continue steady growth despite volatile input prices

IBISWorld’s Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing 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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Metal Pipe and Tube Manufacturing industry's performance is highly correlated with the world price of steel and cyclical demand from key markets such as the energy sector and industrial manufacturing. After contracting to almost half its previous level, revenue surged over the five years to 2015. As the industry's primary input, steel prices have a significant impact on the performance of industry operators. Steel prices have fluctuated wildly during the past five years. Difficult operating conditions that have hampered industry sales during the past two years are expected to continue hindering performance during the first half of the next five-year period... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Metal Pipe and Tube Manufacturing industry operates with a medium level of capital intensity, with operators relying on large-scale capital equipment for their most pipe and tubing manufacturing processes. IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.20 in capital investment. Capital spending is typically related to the purchase of metalworking and forming machinery, while a much smaller portion is allocated toward buildings, new facilities and other structures.

In addition, the purchase of computers and data processing equipment has been on the rise over the past five years. These purchases allow integrated producers to better manage sizeable inventories and orders... purchase to read more


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What is the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry?

Operators that are stand-alone producers in this industry manufacture welded, riveted and seamless pipes or tubes from purchased iron or steel. Consequently, steel is purchased as a primary input material in the metal pipe and tube manufacturing process.

Industry Products
Carbon steel line pipe and OCTGCarbon steel pressure tubingCarbon steel mechanical tubingAlloy steel pipesStainless steel pipes
Industry Activities
Manufacturing drill pipes and pipe casings Manufacturing steel pipe products Manufacturing mechanical and structural tube and pipe products

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