Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Metal Pipe and Tube Manufacturing industry's performance is tightly correlated with the highly volatile world price of steel. As steel prices plummeted during the recession and subsequently skyrocketed, so too has revenue for industry operators. In the coming years, demand for metal pipes and tubes is expected to increase as rising oil and gas prices cause downstream buyers to boost production, increasing the need for industry products. Additionally, sustained growth in automobile manufacturing will increase demand for metal pipes and tubes... 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... purchase to read more