The Copper Tubes and Wire Manufacturing industry has performed poorly over the past five years. The industry engages in high levels of international trade and re-exporting, and is therefore exposed to any fluctuations in the strength of the Australian dollar. An appreciating domestic currency over the three years through 2012-13 resulted in cheaper imported goods and made Australian exports comparatively more expensive in overseas countries. Industry operators face extensive competition from import markets and substitute goods made from materials such as plastic, steel and aluminium.
Companies in the industry are primarily engaged in non-ferrous metal hot and cold rolling, drawing and extruding. Firms that manufacture non-ferrous metal powders and flakes are also included in the industry. Aluminium product manufacturing is excluded from the industry.
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.