Cold steel: The construction sector's relatively slow recovery has hindered industry growth

Following the recession, steel prices surged in response to accelerating industrial activity in China and other emerging markets, helping industry revenue rebound prior to the five-year period. 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 2023, including high levels of import penetration, intensifying competition from substitute products and constrained demand from the oil and gas sector...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As global demand for steel weakened, falling steel prices eroded inventory values
  • Growing emphasis toward just-in-time deliveries requires producers to accommodate smaller orders
  • Operators will continue to experience intense competition from other domestic industries
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Cold-rolled sheet and stripCold-rolled sheet and strip is estimated to account for 38.6% of industry revenue. Cold-rolled sheet and strip steel is produced by flattening steel through a series of rollers while it is kept below its recrystallization temperature. This process improves the steel's strength, hardness, ductility and surface finish. Cold-rolled sheet can be cut and bent into a variety of shapes, which are then used in the manufacturing and construction sectors. Automobile manufacturing recovered more quickly from the recession than construction activity, but persisting weakness in nonresidential construction activity has depressed prices and shipments for cold-rolled sheet and strip over the first half of the five-year period. In ...purchase to read more.

    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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    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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • Drawn out
  • 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

  • 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
    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
    Worthington Industries Inc.,
  • Table: Worthington Industries Inc. - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Steel Rolling & Drawing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • World price of steel (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    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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