Exasperated by volatile input prices, industry revenue fluctuated during the past five years. Revenue shrunk as a result of the housing market slump, then rebounded in the following years as housing starts surged amid economic recovery. Consequently, the recovering US housing market, the rising value of nonresidential construction and renewed downstream demand is expected to boost revenue growth during the five years to 2020. Additionally, industry consolidation is forecast to improve overall profit margins.
Operators in this industry manufacture metal products including metal-framed windows (using purchased glass), metal doors, sheet metal work and ornamental and architectural metal products. These products are primarily used in building construction, maintenance and repair.
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.