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Iron & Steel Mills Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Iron & Steel Mills

Overview: the U.S. Iron & Steel Mills 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 Iron & Steel Mills: 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.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
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.

market forecast

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.

U.S. map by state

Iron & Steel Mills 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 Iron & Steel Mills 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 Iron & Steel Mills 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 Iron & Steel Mills 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 Iron & Steel Mills 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 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 6%
Construction Trades Workers 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 18%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 16%
Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers 12%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 9%
Production Occupations 50%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 33%
Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 13%
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 11%
Metal Furnace Operators, Tenders, Pourers, and Casters 7%
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 6%
Other Production Occupations 8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9%
Material Moving Workers 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Iron & Steel Mills Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Nucor trademarks "NU-FLEX" - Highway barrier systems - 02/16/2018
  • Optic Armor trademarks "OPTIC ARMOR" - motor vehicle windows and windshields, motorcycle windshields, boat windows and windshields, watercraft windows and windshields, construction equipment windows and windshields, farming equipment windows and windshields, all-terrain vehicle windows and windshields, mass transit windows and windshields, ballistic windows and windshields, aviation windows and windshields - 02/02/2018
  • Neat trademarks "SMALLBIZ RISING" - Providing a website featuring news, information, resources, and advice in the field of running a business; providing information, resources and advice in the field of running a business - 01/26/2018
  • Nucor patents Method Of Operation Of Twin Roll Strip Caster To Reduce Chatter - 10/19/2017
  • American Cast Iron Pipe patents Pipe Joint Fitting With Earthquake Resistant Functions - 11/24/2016
  • Leonardi Manufacturingco patents Tooth Assembly And Cutting Bits For Stump Grinder - 07/21/2016
  • Neat raises $2 million in funding. - 04/01/2016
  • Miami Valley Steel Service raises $1 million in funding. - 07/17/2013
  • Carpenter Technology raises $433 million in funding. - 03/13/2012

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    United States Steel212
    Carpenter Technology113
    Leonardi Manufacturingco14
    Am/NS Calvert

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

    Latest Industry News

    • After 6% rise in Jan, steel mills see room for more price hikes next month - steel mills plan to do so by another Rs 2,500-3,000 a tonne in February, to bridge the gap between domestically produced and landed cost of imported steel, besides other cost pressures. Government-owned NMDC raised iron ore prices this month by 19-22 per ... (01/12/2018)
    • Commerce Department submits Steel Section 232 report to president - Trump the results of the department’s investigation into the effect of steel mill product imports on U.S. national security ... Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, issued the following statement ... (01/12/2018)
    • Toledo Plan Commission gives OK to iron-processing plant - The plant will refine iron ore into hot-briquetted iron, a raw material used by electric-arc steel mills to produce steel. Cliffs officials said when they announced the project last summer that they expected to break ground early this year and begin ... (01/12/2018)
    • November steel shipments up 10.3 percent - according to the American Iron and Steel Institute. Shipments of hot rolled sheets declined by 3 percent while hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip dropped by 4 percent. Through the end of November, domestic steel mills shipped 83 million tons of metal ... (01/11/2018)
    • Iron ore is ripping higher as China clamps down on steel production - Iron ore spot markets made it five gains on the trot on Monday ... The gains followed the release of new guidelines from Chinese regulators restricting the replacement of obsolete steel mill capacity. According to Reuters, China’s Industry and ... (01/08/2018)
    • Australia forecasts 20 percent iron ore price drop in 2018 as China demand eases - Spot iron ore, currently around $75 a tonne ... China is in the process of closing ageing, high-polluting steel mills and induction furnaces to curb overcapacity in the sector. China’s President Xi Jinping said in October that fighting pollution was ... (01/08/2018)
    • UPDATE 1-Chinese steel futures swing to gains as Beijing curbs new capacity - Iron ore on the Dalian Commodity Exchange was boosted by the steel gains, rising 3 percent to 555.5 yuan a tonne. The raw material was also buoyed by expectations that steel mills will pick up restocking of iron ore ahead of output recovery in March. (01/08/2018)
    • Iron ore: Bullish 1H, hands in the air for 2H - Rising steel inventories and further increases in imported ore stockpiles at mills could portend lower prices for the raw material. Mills’ iron ore inventories an indicator Signs that iron ore prices may be getting closer to correcting include steel-mill ... (01/04/2018)
    • Global Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing Market Briefing 2017 - Research and Markets - DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing Market Global Briefing 2017" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The iron and steel mills and ferroalloy manufacturing industry includes companies carrying ... (01/02/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $18,114,205 on Iron & Steel Mills. It has awarded 822 contracts to 157 companies, with an average value of $115,377 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Tool steel made in iron and steel mills, Tube, iron or steel, made in iron and steel mills, Ferrochromium manufacturing, Iron sinter made in iron and steel mills, Steel mill products (e.g., bar, plate, rod, sheet, structural shapes) manufacturing, Armor plate made in iron and steel mills, Ferromanganese manufacturing, Shell slugs, steel, High percentage nonferrous alloying elements (i.e., ferroalloys) manufacturing, Paste, Ferrotitanium manufacturing, Tie plates, Well casings, Tin-free steel made in iron and steel mills, Wrought iron or steel pipe and tubing made in iron and steel mills, Electrometallurgical steel manufacturing, Pig iron manufacturing, Ternes, long or short, Billets, Skelp, Rounds, tube, Ferromolybdenum manufacturing, Tube rounds, Molybdenum silicon ferroalloys manufacturing, Mesh, wire, Steel manufacturing, Frogs, Ferrovanadium manufacturing, Powder, Tinplate made in iron and steel mills, Sheets, Sponge iron, Galvanizing metals and metal formed products made in iron and steel mills, Iron ore recovery from open hearth slag, Tubing, wrought iron or steel, Iron, pig, manufacturing, Coke oven products made in iron and steel mills, Steel balls made in iron and steel mills, Rail joints and fastenings made in iron and steel mills, Template, Blooms, Blast furnaces, Manganese metal ferroalloys manufacturing, Pilings, iron or steel plain sheet, Flakes, Slab, Silicomanganese ferroalloys manufacturing, seamless steel, Balls, Rails, Bars, iron, Ferrosilicon manufacturing, Concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) made in iron and steel mills, Spike rods made in iron and steel mills, Steel mills, Strip, Blackplate made in iron and steel mills, concrete reinforcing (rebar) made in steel mills, Hot-rolling iron or steel products in iron and steel mills, Flats, Forgings, Electrometallurgical ferroalloy manufacturing, Wheels, car and locomotive, Direct reduction of iron ore, Structural shapes, Steel, from pig iron, Superalloys, Ferroalloys manufacturing, Car wheels, rolled steel, Hoops, galvanized, galvanized iron or steel, Rods, Nut rods, Sheet pilings, plain, Mini-mills, Spiegeleisen ferroalloys manufacturing, Gun forgings made in iron and steel mills, Wire products, Ingot made in iron and steel mills, Fence posts, Ferrophosphorus manufacturing, Stainless steel made in iron and steel mills, Terneplate made in iron and steel mills, Pipe, Rails rerolled or renewed in iron and steel mills, Ferrotungsten manufacturing, Axles, rolled or forged, Plate, Hoops made in iron and steel mills, Railroad crossings, etc.

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