Nonferrous Metal Recycling in the US: Market Research Report

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Nonferrous Metal Recycling Market Research Report | Technology | Clean Technologies | Mar 2016

Rust and corrosion: Weak demand will cause industry revenue to heavily decline

IBISWorld’s Nonferrous Metal Recycling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Nonferrous Metal Recycling industry's revenue has suffered in the past five years, as consumers and manufacturers have spent less on products recycled by this industry. However, the recovering manufacturing sector will benefit demand for industry products over the five years to 2021, as the industrial production index continues to rise. However, growing competition from overseas recyclers will hamper growth.... purchase to read more

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Recycled aluminum and aluminum alloys

Recycled aluminum and aluminum alloys are estimated to account for 32.4% of industry revenue. According to the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), over 33.0% of new aluminum is made from recycled material. The strength-to-weight ratio of aluminum is among the highest of all metals, and this property has enabled aluminum to find a niche in almost every segment of the transportation industry. Other common aluminum applications range from beverage cans to consumer electronics. According to BIR, aluminum is the only packaging material that covers the cost of its own collection and processing at recycling centers... 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 primary forms (e.g. bar, billet, bloom, cake, ingot, slab, slug and wire) from the recovered metals through secondary smelting and refining processes.

Industry Products
AluminumPrecious metalsCopper and copper alloysZinc
Industry Activities
Recycling copper scrapRecycling aluminum scrapRecycling precious metal scrapRecycling other nonferrous scrap metals

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