IBISWorld’s 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.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Metal Recycling industry in China grew an estimated 3.9% annually between 2011 and 2016 to about $50.4 billion. Although growth in the Chinese economy has being slowing down, rising urbanization has raised demand for industry products and services. In particular, large downstream markets like automobile, and equipment and machinery manufacturing sectors have continue to develop and driven growth in the Metal Recycling industry.

Profit levels declined in the past five years due to lower steel prices, a volatile metal market and an oversupply of scrap metal inputs. As a result, some industry operators are expanding operations, aiming to become more vertically integrated and benefit from stable scrap metal supplies and reduced transportation costs...

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Metal Recycling industry has medium entry barriers, with the initial capital costs and the well-entrenched position of the major players being the biggest entry impediments for new firms. The scale of investment required, particularly in relation to the construction of large-scale recycling facilities that require expensive and complicated machinery, such as shredders, cutters and furnaces, provides a significant barrier to potential entrants. However, the costs of automated technologies are declining as they become more widely produced, which is decreasing potential start-up costs for new companies.

Regulations boost the investment and time for a new company to establish compliance with such laws in order to legally operate within the industry. For..

Additional Insights for the Metal Recycling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Metal Recycling Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real GDP and Import Competition in the Metal Recycling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Metal Recycling Industry?

    Firms in the industry recycle metal and other waste into new usable raw materials. Commonly recycled metals include steel, copper, aluminum, zinc, lead, nickel and titanium. The typical recycling process involves sorting, shearing, shredding, torching and extracting.

    Industry Products
    Ferrous metal recycling
    Non-ferrous metal recycling
    Precious and other metal recycling
    Industry Activities
    Recycling iron scrap
    Recycling steel scrap
    Recycling copper scrap
    Recycling aluminum scrap
    Recycling lead scrap
    Recycling other scrap metals

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real GDP
  • Import Competition
  • Systems and Technology - by Industry
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Metals

  • Current Performance
  • Industry development challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Metal Recycling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Metal Recycling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Iron and Steel Smelting
  • Copper Smelting
  • Aluminum Smelting
  • Iron & Steel Casting

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Automobile Manufacturing
  • Bicycle Manufacturing
  • Coal Product Manufacturing
  • Oil & Petroleum Refining

  • Products & Services
  • Ferrous metal recycling
  • Non-ferrous metal recycling
  • Precious and other metal recycling
  • Chart: Metal Recycling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Development of supply industries
  • Metal prices
  • Government support

  • Major Markets
  • Construction
  • Automobile manufacturing
  • Equipment and machinery manufacturing
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Metal Recycling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Metal Recycling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Metal Recycling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    China Recycling Development Corporation Ltd.Baosteel GroupFengli GroupChiho-Tiande Group LimitedHubei Xingye Metal Lurgacal Raw Material Co. Ltd.
  • Table: China Recycling Development Corporation Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Baosteel Group - financial performance
  • Table: Fengli Group - financial performance
  • Table: Chiho-Tiande Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hubei Xingye Metal Lurgacal Raw Material Co. Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Metal Recycling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Metal Recycling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total Assets (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Equipment used to compress scrap metal into compact bales.
  • Ferrous
  • A metal, such as steel, that contains an appreciable amount of iron.
  • Non-Ferrous
  • A metal, such as aluminum, that does not contain iron.
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