Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Metal Wholesaling industry was severely hammered by the recession; metal wholesalers and service centers supply metal products to almost every manufacturing and construction industry, and the economic downturn hit these downstream buyers hard. However, resurgence in demand for metal products from these downstream markets, including the increases in residential and nonresidential construction, will aid profit growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The top four firms in the Metal Wholesaling industry are estimated to account for less than 10.0% of industry revenue. Revenue in this industry is spread across a large number of relatively small industry players. The majority of firms (79.1%) operate with fewer than 20 employees. A further 19.0% of companies employ 20 to 100 employees, while 1.9% employ 100 to 500 people.
The main reason for this low level of concentration is the need for businesses to be close to customer markets. For most metal wholesaling establishments, the majority of customers are located within a 200-mile radius... purchase to read more