Keep rolling: Rebounding steel prices and stronger demand from key markets will bolster revenue, despite competition

The Steel Rolling & Drawing 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As global demand for steel weakened, falling steel prices eroded inventory values
  • Recent trending toward just-in-time deliveries requires producers to accommodate smaller orders
  • Industry operators will continue to experience intense competition from other domestic industries

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Following the recession, steel prices surged in response to accelerating industrial activity in China and other emerging markets, helping industry revenue rebound just prior to the five years to 2017. However, the construction sector's relatively slower recovery has hindered industry growth by depressing demand for steel wire products. Industry operators are likely to experience increasingly challenging operating conditions over the five years to 2022, including high levels of import penetration, intensifying competition from substitute products and constrained demand from the oil and gas sector...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Steel Rolling and Drawing industry is moderately capital intensive. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor in the industry, $0.19 is spent on capital. Large-scale investment in machinery and equipment is necessary to roll and draw steel products, but companies have been hesitant to invest in new equipment due to uncertain economic conditions, particularly in the latter half of the five-year period. Capital intensity will likely rise in the future as growing downstream demand and rebounding steel prices generate more revenue for the industry, and as consolidation continues to create larger operators with greater resources to invest in machinery and equipment.


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    Additional Insights for the Steel Rolling & Drawing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Steel Rolling & Drawing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of steel and Demand from car and automobile manufacturing in the Steel Rolling & Drawing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Steel Rolling & Drawing Industry?

    Companies in this industry roll or draw purchased steel, which may be sourced from domestic steel manufacturers or imported from abroad. Companies produce a variety of shapes through the rolling process, while the only drawn product is wire of various grades and gauges. Typically, the end product is made to conform to customer specifications. The industry does not include companies that roll or draw steel they manufacture themselves or metal service centers that distribute steel products.

    Industry Products
    Cold rolled steel sheet
    Cold finished bars and other shapes
    Ferrous powder metallurgy products
    Steel wire drawn from wire rod
    Fabricated wire products made from wire rod
    Industry Activities
    Rolling plates, sheets, strips, rods and bars from purchased steel (often described as cold rolling)
    Drawing wire from purchased steel
    Processing purchased steel to meet customer specifications

    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
  • World price of steel
  • Demand from car and automobile manufacturing
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Industrial production index
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Rolling downhill
  • Demand trends and industry structure
  • Competing globally
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Drawing a better picture
  • Competing domestically
  • Table: Steel Rolling & Drawing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Steel Rolling & Drawing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Metal Can & Container Manufacturing
  • Wire & Spring Manufacturing
  • Major Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Space Vehicle & Missile Manufacturing
  • Metal Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Cold rolled steel sheet
  • Steel wire drawn from wire rod
  • Fabricated wire products made from wire rod
  • Cold finished bars and other shapes
  • Other
  • Ferrous powder metallurgy products
  • Chart: Steel Rolling & Drawing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Steel service and distribution centers
  • Industrial and general manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Steel Rolling & Drawing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Steel Rolling & Drawing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Steel Rolling & Drawing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Worthington Industries Inc.
  • Table: Worthington Industries Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Steel Rolling & Drawing 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 Steel Rolling & Drawing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of steel (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Blast Furnace
  • A furnace used in integrated steel making in which coke and iron ore react together under a hot air flow to form steel.
  • Die
  • A specialized tool used in manufacturing industries to cut or shape material using a press. Like molds, dies are generally customized to the item they are used to create.
  • Integrated Steel Mill
  • A facility that has all the functions of primary steel production, including the manufacture and processing of raw steel.
  • Mini-Mill
  • A steel producer that obtains most of its iron from recycled scrap steel and primarily uses electric arc furnaces.
  • Steel Rolling
  • The process of reducing the thickness of steel by passing it through a series of rollers.
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