The Copper Tubes and Wire Manufacturing industry has had its ups and downs over the past few years as copper prices plummeted before regaining value, demand from downstream markets has dwindled and the Australian dollar has been high. The industry is largely dependent on these factors, and as a result has faced some tumultuous years. Growth has returned in the past two years as the industry has become more stable and conditions have improved. The industry is expected to grow at an annualised 1.6% over the five years through 2012-13, to be worth $3.48 billion. Revenue is forecast to grow by 2.7% in 2012-13 as higher demand both locally and internationally drives growth.
This industry includes firms that are involved in rolling, drawing or extruding non-ferrous metals (except aluminium) into primary shapes such as tubes, sheets or shaped sections. They also manufacture non-ferrous metal powders or flakes. The key products manufactured by the industry are copper tubes and wire, with the exception of insulated wire.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.