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Nonferrous Metal Recycling: Market Research Report

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Nonferrous Metal Recycling Market Research Report | NAICS OD5812 | Feb 2017

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

The Nonferrous Metal Recycling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
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... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter


Recycled aluminum and aluminum alloys are estimated to account for 33.2% of industry revenue. According to the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), over a third of new aluminum is made from recycled material. The strength-to-weight ratio of aluminum is among the highest of all metals, and this property has enabled aluminum to find a niche in almost every segment of the transportation industry. Other common aluminum applications range from beverage cans to consumer electronics. According to BIR, aluminum is the only packaging material that covers the cost of its own collection and processing at recycling centers. Alu.. ... purchase to read more

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... 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
    Other nonferrous metals, including powder metallurgy productsAluminumPrecious metalsCopper and copper alloysZinc
    Industry Activities
    Recycling copper scrapRecycling aluminum scrapRecycling precious metal scrapRecycling 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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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Nonferrous Metal Recycling market research report includes:
    • 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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