Steeled for growth: Revenue is set to expand over the next five years, supporting by rising demand

Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 5.2% over the five years through 2018-19. Revenue is heavily influenced by steel prices, which have fluctuated significantly over the past five years, and rapid increases have adversely affected revenue, most notably in 2015-16 when it declined by 11%. However, industrial production and both residential and non-residential building construction activity rebounded over the past five years, which has supported demand. Railway construction activity and infrastructure construction activity related to water industries also increased throughout the five-year period, safeguarding revenue from any significant decline. Nevertheless, import penetration has remained strong over the period, limiting the industry's more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Fluctuating steel prices over the past five years have induced volatility in industry revenue
  • Imports remained strong, but the implementation of EU anti-dumping duties has restricted their growth
  • Increasing infrastructure construction activity is expected to boost demand for industry products
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entering the industry are moderate, as indicated by the large number of small companies operating in the industry. However, barriers to entry can be relatively high for operations that require greater investment in technology, such as thin walls, sophisticated internal passages and complex metallurgy. Only specialist foundries generally have the technical capability to supply niche castings...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Steel Casting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Steel Casting Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Demand from water main, sewer system and related project construction in the Steel Casting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Steel Casting Industry?

    Companies in this industry operate foundries that cast steel.

    Industry Products
  • Steel castings for machinery and mechanical appliance
  • Steel castings for locomotives and rolling stock
  • Tube and pipe fittings
  • Vehicle components
  • Industry Activities
  • Producing tube and pipe fittings of cast steel
  • Producing steel castings for machinery and mechanical appliances
  • Producing steel castings for locomotives and rolling stock
  • Producing steel castings for vehicles
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Demand from water main, sewer system and related project construction
  • Demand from railway and underground railway construction
  • Total value of construction
  • World price of steel
  • Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Competing imports
  • Profitability crushed
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Domestic demand
  • International trade influences
  • US tariffs
  • Potential problems
  • Margins recover
  • Table: Steel Casting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Steel Casting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Compressor Manufacturing
  • Railway Equipment Manufacturing
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply
  • Sewerage

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Steel castings for machinery and mechanical appliance
  • Tube and pipe fittings
  • Steel castings for locomotives and rolling stock
  • Vehicle components
  • Other
  • Chart: Steel Casting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Machinery manufacturers
  • Water industries
  • Railway operators and manufacturers of railway equipment
  • Other
  • Construction sector
  • Automobile manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Steel Casting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Steel Casting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Steel Casting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering Ltd, William Cook Holdings Ltd, Goodwin Steel Castings Ltd,
  • Table: Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: William Cook Holdings Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Goodwin Steel Castings Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Steel Casting 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 Steel Casting Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A combination of two or more metallic elements.
  • Carbon Steel
  • A metal alloy comprising of iron and carbon.
  • Ferritic
  • A term usually applied to a group of stainless steels with a high chromium content and whose structure consists largely of ferrite.
  • Foundry
  • A workshop or factory for casting steel.
  • Metallurgy
  • The branch of science and technology concerned with the properties of metals and their production and purification.
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