The Structural Steel Fabricating industry's performance is historically tied to trends in downstream construction markets. This relationship has become less direct since the global financial crisis in the late 2000s and the surge in import penetration from low-cost producers. Demand for structural steel products has been adversely affected by declining investment into non-residential building construction over the past five years and the subdued trend in new housing construction. Some industry segments have been boosted by the investment surge into the non-building infrastructure markets, although imports have captured much of this market.
Firms in this industry manufacture structural steel components for incorporation in buildings or other structures.
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.