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

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

This highly automated industry requires moderate labor 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 2016, IBISWorld estimates that the industry will invest about $0.22 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 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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