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Structural Metal Product Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33231 | Dec 2016

No structure: Import penetration will be further encouraged by an appreciating US dollar

IBISWorld’s Structural Metal Product Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry’s performance is influenced by movements in the price of metals and import penetration
  • The fall in steel prices has helped some operators generate better profit margins
  • As domestic demand picks up, the industry is likely to experience rising competition
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry depends principally on the level of activity in downstream markets. Since these markets have grown over the period, industry revenue is expected to rise. The industry's performance is also influenced by movements in the price of metals and import penetration. Metals, such as steel and aluminum, are key inputs in the manufacturing process. Although rising metal prices increase purchase costs, they also boost the value of inventory and raise selling prices. Over the five years to 2021, IBISWorld expects revenue to grow, influenced by accelerating construction markets and volatile steel prices. Still, certain challenges are on the horizon... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Industry activity is mostly concentrated in the Southeast and Great Lakes regions of the United States. Primary factors influencing the locations of manufacturing facilities in this industry include general population dispersion and the geographic locations of downstream demand industries. For example, the Southeast region is home to 25.6% of the US population, which closely matches the number of industry establishments located within the region which are estimated to be at 25.7%.

The Great Lakes region, with 14.6% of the US population, accounts for 19.4% of industry establishments. This is primarily due to the automotive industry's use of plate work in their products. The.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Structural Metal Product 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 Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture structural metal products such as reinforcing bars, bar joists, railway bridge sections, dam gates, transmission tower sections and railroad car racks. They also manufacture metal plate work, such as bins, culverts, hoods, ladles and containment vessels, as well as prefabricated metal buildings. The majority of industry products are used in nonresidential building and utility construction.

    Industry Products
    Fabricated structural metal products Fabricated metal plate work productsPrefabricated metal buildings Fabricated Structural Metal products for bridges and other products
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing structural metal products (e.g. railway sections and dam gates)Manufacturing metal plate work products (e.g. culverts and casings)Manufacturing prefabricated metal buildings and sections

    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
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • World price of steel
  • Government funding for highways
  • Value of utilities construction
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Construction markets
  • Steel prices and profit
  • Growing imports
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Accelerating construction markets
  • Prices and import competition
  • Table: Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Bridge & Elevated Highway Construction
  • Ship Building
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Copper Rolling, Drawing & Extruding
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Fabricated Structural Metal products for bridges and other products
  • Fabricated structural metal products
  • Fabricated metal plate work products
  • Prefabricated metal buildings
  • Chart: Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Transport infrastructure construction
  • Utilities infrastructure and nonresidential building construction
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Structural Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External Competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Nucor Corp.
  • Table: Nucor Corp. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing 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 Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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)
  • World Price of Steel (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A device used to channel water.
  • Joist
  • A horizontal support in architecture or engineering that runs from wall to wall, wall to beam or beam to beam to support a ceiling, roof or floor.
  • Reinforcing Bar (Rebar)
  • A steel bar that is commonly used as a tensioning device in reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry structures holding the concrete in compression.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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