Nonferrous Metal Recycling in the US: Market Research Report

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Nonferrous Metal Recycling Market Research Report | Technology | Clean Technologies | Mar 2013

The Nonferrous Metal Recycling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Sims Metal Management Sims Metal Management market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Nonferrous Metal Recycling industry's revenue has overall suffered in the past five years, as consumers and manufacturers have spent less on products recycled by this industry. However, the growing manufacturing sector will to bolster demand during the five years to 2018 as the industrial production index rises. On the other hand, growing competition from overseas recyclers will hamper growth.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

This highly automated industry requires few human inputs; recycling machines have censors and advanced computerized components that enable operation with little oversight. During the past five years, capital intensity rose as technological advancements and industry investments made nonferrous metal recycling processes increasingly efficient. In turn, this decreased wage costs as a share of revenue. In 2013, IBISWorld estimates that the industry will invest about $0.87 cents in capital for every dollar that it spends on labor... purchase to read more


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What is the Nonferrous Metal Recycling Industry?

This industry recovers copper, aluminum, lead and other nonferrous metals from scrap and then manufactures the recovered metals into primary forms (e.g. bar, billet, bloom, cake, ingot, slab, slug and wire) through smelting or refining processes.

Industry Products
Aluminum scrapCopper and copper alloy scrapOther nonferrous scrap metals
Industry Activities
Recycling copper scrapRecycling aluminum scrapRecycling lead scrapRecycling other nonferrous scrap metals

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