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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 8%
Construction Trades Workers 7%
Sheet Metal Workers 5%
Sheet Metal Workers 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Production Occupations 61%
Supervisors of Production Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 5%
Assemblers and Fabricators 9%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 7%
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 7%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 6%
Team Assemblers 6%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 38%
Computer Control Programmers and Operators 10%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 9%
Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 7%
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5%
Machine Tool Cutting Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8%
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 14%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 6%
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8%
Machinists 9%
Machinists 9%
Tool and Die Makers 5%
Tool and Die Makers 5%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers 7%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 6%
Miscellaneous Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 20%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 15%
Other Production Occupations 10%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 5%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 5%
Painting Workers 12%
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 12%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 8%
Helpers--Production Workers 5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5%
Material Moving Workers 7%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Merchants Metals trademarks "ANTIQUE QUARRY" - Paving stones - 01/08/2018
  • Kooima trademarks "KOOIMA" - Machines - 01/08/2018
  • DCL trademarks "AUTOHATCH" - Metal lids used to access and fill storage tanks - 01/08/2018
  • Smith & Wesson patents Rotary Ammunition Magazine And Follower - 01/04/2018
  • Illinois Tool Works patents Devices And Methods For Analyzing Spatter Generating Events - 01/04/2018
  • Evapco patents Water-savings Adiabatic Spray System - 01/04/2018
  • Sac raises $1 million in funding. - 12/04/2017
  • Security Devices International raises $3 million in funding. - 11/30/2017
  • Danforth Pewterers raises $1 million in funding. - 08/09/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Illinois Tool Works3724
    Callaway Golf1682
    PPC Broadband433

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

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    • PMI at 59.7pc ; December Manufacturing ISM Report On Business - (Computer & Electronic Products) •"Business conditions are good; we are tracking well to our projections for the year." (Miscellaneous Manufacturing) •"First quarter 2018 probably will be better than the fourth quarter 2017." (Fabricated Metal Products ... (01/10/2018)
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    • Automated Metal Powder Recovery System for the Additive Manufacturing Industry - Ensuring the consistency and purity of powders used in production is necessary for manufacturers to guarantee the quality of 3D printed final products. Irrespective of the additive manufacturing ... preserving metal powders such as titanium or aluminum ... (01/04/2018)
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    • PMI® at 59.7%; December Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® - Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Furniture & Related Products; Transportation Equipment; Chemical Products; Fabricated Metal Products; and Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components. Two industries reported contraction ... (01/03/2018)
    • Market Segmentation Study for a Metal Fabrication Manufacturer – A Case Study on Enhancing Competitiveness and Profitability - In the metal fabrication manufacturing industry, companies are looking to reinforce ... market segmentation solutions to target the right audience and position their products efficiently. Request a free brochure to see how Infiniti Research's solutions ... (01/02/2018)
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    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $7,543,347,703 on Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing. It has awarded 58,555 contracts to 9,439 companies, with an average value of $799,168 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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