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Nonferrous Metal Recycling in the US: Market Research Report

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Nonferrous Metal Recycling Market Research Report | Technology | Clean Technologies | Mar 2016

Rust and corrosion: Weak demand will cause industry revenue to heavily decline

IBISWorld’s Nonferrous Metal Recycling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Nonferrous Metal Recycling industry's revenue has suffered in the past five years, as consumers and manufacturers have spent less on products recycled by this industry. However, the recovering manufacturing sector will benefit demand for industry products over the five years to 2021, as the industrial production index continues to rise. However, growing competition from overseas recyclers will hamper growth.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry into Nonferrous Metal Recycling include high capital start-up costs, regulations and significant input costs. Investment scale - building bigger or more efficient manufacturing facilities - discourages potential industry entrants from challenging incumbents because such large facilities necessitate large capital outlays. There are high costs associated with the construction and development of a new nonferrous metal recycling facility, which is a significant deterrent to entry as many newer, smaller firms lack the large amount of necessary capital. However, the costs of automated technologies are declining as they become more widely produced, which is decreasing potential start-up costs for new companies... purchase to read more


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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
AluminumPrecious metalsCopper and copper alloysZinc
Industry Activities
Recycling copper scrapRecycling aluminum scrapRecycling precious metal scrapRecycling other nonferrous scrap metals

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