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Reduce, reuse, recycle: Trends encouraging the use of sustainable materials and reducing carbon emissions will benefit the industry

IBISWorld’s Nonferrous Metal Recycling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Excess supply in a weakening global economic environment led to sharp declines in prices
  • Strong demand for secondary nonferrous material drove strong export growth early in the period
  • Recycled nonferrous metals offer substantial energy savings

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Nonferrous Metal Recycling industry's revenue has suffered in the past five years due to challenging operating conditions and weak demand from key markets. However, the recovering manufacturing sector and environmental trends encouraging manufacturers to use sustainable materials and reduce carbon emissions will benefit demand for industry products over the five years to 2022...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Industry operators position themselves close to clients to reduce transportation costs and lead time. Consequently, nonferrous metal recycling plants tend to be located in manufacturing regions, as well as highly populated urban areas to collect obsolete scrap. Manufacturing facilities not only supply industry operators with scrap but also demand recycled nonferrous metals from industry operators. Along with increasing affluence and changes in consumption patterns, urban regions generate more per capita waste. For example, major company Sims Metal Management operates several nonferrous metal recycling facilities within 50 miles of New York City. Ind..

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    Additional Insights for the Nonferrous Metal Recycling Industry

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

  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of nonferrous metals and Industrial production index in the Nonferrous Metal Recycling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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
    Other nonferrous metals, including powder metallurgy products
    Aluminum
    Precious metals
    Copper and copper alloys
    Zinc
    Industry Activities
    Recycling copper scrap
    Recycling aluminum scrap
    Recycling precious metal scrap
    Recycling other nonferrous 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
  • Price of nonferrous metals
  • Industrial production index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Value of construction

  • Current Performance
  • Competition and consolidation
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Going green
  • Poised for growth
  • Table: Nonferrous Metal Recycling Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Nonferrous Metal Refining
  • Nonferrous Metal Rolling & Alloying
  • Nonferrous Metal Foundry Products Manufacturing
  • Recyclable Material Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • Consumers
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • Aluminum
  • Precious metals
  • Other nonferrous metals, including powder metallurgy products
  • Copper and copper alloys
  • Zinc
  • Chart: Nonferrous Metal Recycling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • General manufacturing and other
  • Exports
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
  • Jewelry and investment products
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Nonferrous 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
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Nonferrous Metal Recycling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    OmniSource Corp.
  • Table: OmniSource Corp. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Nonferrous 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 Nonferrous Metal Recycling Industry
    Includes:
  • 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)
  • Price of nonferrous metals (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Captive Foundry
  • A foundry with direct ownership links to manufacturers (such as automobile manufacturers)
  • Casting
  • The process of pouring molten metal into a mold, allowing it to cool and then removing it to produce a metal shape.
  • Ferrous Metal
  • A metal, such as steel, that contains iron.
  • Foundry
  • The buildings and works for casting metals.
  • Nonferrous Metal
  • A metal, such as aluminum, that does not contain iron.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem)
  • A company that manufactures products or components that are purchased by a company and retailed under the purchasing company's brand name.
  • Primary Metal
  • Metal produced from primary (e.g. mined ore) sources
  • Secondary Metal
  • Metal produced from post-consumer or recycled scrap sources
  • Smelting
  • A process that involves melting ore to separate out the metallic content from the waste material (slag).
  • Spread
  • The difference between the cost of purchased nonferrous scrap and the selling price of processed nonferrous material
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