Manufacturing industries in Australia have long been suffering from the effects of high wage rates and floods of cheap imports in the local market, and the Non-Ferrous Pipe Fitting Manufacturing industry is no exception. The industry has endured a poor five years, exacerbated by weak economic conditions. Domestic manufacturers have been struggling to compete in an industry that is suffering from a rise in price-based competition. Domestic demand is being stripped from domestic manufacturers by two sources: manufacturers of functionally equivalent products using alternative materials, and foreign manufacturers of identical products.
This industry manufactures pipe fittings using non-ferrous metals. Non-ferrous metals are those that do not contain an appreciable amount of iron, which are predominantly copper, nickel, aluminium and their associated alloys. Products of the industry include pipe and tube fittings, valves and valve parts and are mainly used in steam, gas and water piping infrastructure.
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.