The Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing industry has had to contend with some heated trading conditions over the past five years. The industry's fortunes are largely dependent on the level of activity in the construction and automotive markets, and the prices of key inputs such as raw and fabricated steel. The deterioration of economic conditions in late 2008 augured the beginning of troubling times for the industry as demand began to contract. Institutional and commercial construction remained resilient until existing projects were completed, bringing revenue to a forecast $1.35 billion in 2012-13.
Companies in this industry manufacture seamless or welded steel pipes and tubes or ferrous metal pipes and tube fittings (except of cast or forged iron or steel).
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.