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

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Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33121 | Jul 2014

Hot rolled: Despite mounting competition, rising downstream activity will moderate revenue volatility

IBISWorld’s Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The performance of the Metal Pipe and Tube Manufacturing industry is heavily dependent upon downstream industries, particularly oil drilling and gas extraction companies, which cut purchases of industry products considerably during the recession. Additionally, steel price volatility prevented industry operators from optimizing their prices and output levels. However, crucial sources of demand for the industry will continue to come from oil exploration and production, the manufacturing sector, water and gas reticulation and construction over the five years to 2019. Therefore, increases in downstream demand and sustained growth in automotive component manufacturing, will contribute to moderate revenue growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Metal Pipe and Tube Manufacturing industry operates with a medium level of capital intensity as firms rely on large-scale capital equipment for their production operations. IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.18 in capital investment. This 2014 figure represents a substantial increase from $0.12 in 2009. New capital spending is typically related to the purchase of machinery, representing an estimated 92.6% of capital expenditure in 2014, 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, increasing from $9.9 million in 2009 to an estimated $17.8 million in 2014... 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
Energy-sector seamless and welded pipes and tubesWelded pipes and tubesRiveted and other seamless pipes and tubes
Industry Activities
Manufacturing drill pipes and pipe casings Manufacturing steel pipe products Manufacturing mechanical and structural tube and pipe products

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