Cracks appear: Falling steel prices and increasing import penetration will constrain growth

IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase marginally in 2017, in response to declining steel prices. Moving forward, IBISWorld expects this industry to recover fully from the impacts of the recession, with revenue expected to grow over the five years 2022. Strengthening demand will push selling prices up, albeit slowly, with price increases kept in check by heightened competition from other operators and from importers...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising import penetration from low-cost countries has further depressed prices and constrained growth
  • Utilities such as roadways are another major source of demand for rebar
  • Encouraged by rising profit, corporations will enter the industry and employment will grow
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Industry operators produce structural metal products that include concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) that are used as a tensioning device in reinforced concrete. Rebar and joists comes in multiple sizes, lengths and strengths depending on the type of construction project. They are available in different grades and specifications that vary by yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, chemical composition and percentage of elongation.Long rebar and joistsLong span rebar generally exceeds 20 meters in length. Commercial and government building projects generally require longer rebar to secure concrete. In addition to needing longer rebar, larger construction projects often require additional strengthening measures, such as corrosion prevention. Reb...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing Industry are

  • Availability of resources
  • Ability to vary services to suit different needs
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of private nonresidential construction and World price of steel in the Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry produces concrete reinforcing bars (rebar), which are steel rods installed inside concrete to increase its tensile strength and prevent cracking. Rebar is therefore found in a large percentage of concrete structures and is used heavily across construction markets. This industry also produces bar joists, which are similar in use but consist of an open web of a single bent bar running in zigzag pattern.

    Industry Products
  • Long rebar and joists
  • Short rebar and joists
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing long span rebar and bar joists
  • Manufacturing short span rebar and bar joists
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • World price of steel
  • Industrial production index
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Recovering demand
  • Falling prices
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • New construction prompts full recovery
  • Steel prices rebound
  • International trade
  • Table: Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Bridge & Elevated Highway Construction
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Paint Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Long rebar and joists
  • Short rebar and joists
  • Chart: Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Transport infrastructure construction
  • Utilities infrastructure and nonresidential building construction
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Nucor Corp., Commercial Metals Company,
  • Table: Nucor Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: Commercial Metals Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing 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 Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturing 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
  • To make by assembling parts or sections.
  • Joist
  • A steel bar bent into a zigzag pattern and used to form an open web; also used to reinforce concrete.
  • Rebar
  • A steel bar or rod used to reinforce concrete.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Expansion of business into areas that are at different points on the same production path.
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