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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers

Overview of the U.S. Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers 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 Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers: 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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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[PREMIUM]

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

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Used Automotive Parts, Accessories, And Equipment

Semi-Finished Iron And Steel Products

Flat Iron And Steel Products

Iron And Steel Pipes And Tubing

Other Iron And Steel Products

Stainless Steel

Copper And Brass

Aluminum Shapes And Forms, Including Pipes And Tubing

Other Nonferrous Metals, Including Magnesium, Nickel, Tin, Lead, And Zinc, Excluding Gemstones

Recyclable Ferrous Metal Scrap

Recyclable Prepared Ferrous Metal Scrap Processed By This Establishment

Recyclable Prepared Ferrous Metal Scrap Not Processed By This Establishment

Unprepared Recyclable Ferrous Metal Scrap, Including Bi-Metal Cans

Recyclable Nonferrous Metal Scrap

Recyclable Aluminum Scrap

Recyclable Copper And Copper Alloy Scrap

Recyclable Lead Scrap

Other Recyclable Nonferrous Metallic Scrap, Including Nickel, Zinc, And Precious Metals

Recyclable Paper And Paperboard

Recyclable Materials, Excluding Metals And Paper

Recyclable Textiles, Including Rags And Textile Scraps

Recyclable Plastics

Recyclable Glass

Other Recyclable Materials

Recyclable Rubber

Paper And Plastic Products

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Other Service Receipts And Labor Charges

Miscellaneous Commodities

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 of Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers by state

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 Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers 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 Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers 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 Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers 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 Managers4%
Sales and Related Occupations 19%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 14%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 14%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 14%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 24%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 8%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29%
Motor Vehicle Operators 5%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 5%
Material Moving Workers 22%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 17%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 15%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Okon Metals trademarks "RECYCOLOGY" - Recycling; Recycling of waste - 12/15/2017
  • Asean Trading & Shipping trademarks "PLANET +" - compostable cold beverage cups made from polylactic acid (PLA) resin - 12/14/2017
  • Lakeside Auto Recyclers trademarks "SHRED THE WORLD" - Recycling - 11/28/2017
  • Hyla patents Screen Damage Detection For Devices - 09/07/2017
  • Strategic Materials patents Coin Recognition And Removal From A Material Stream - 09/01/2016
  • Poly Flex Products patents Industrial Container Having Removable Dunnage - 06/18/2015
  • Replanet Holdings raises $67 million in funding. - 09/11/2014
  • Glyeco raises $2 million in funding. - 10/25/2013
  • BBF raises $2 million in funding. - 06/14/2011

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Strategic Materials14
    greenbean recycle3
    Waste Repurposing International
    Asean Trading & Shipping
    Uninet Imaging

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Invest in paper milling for prompt returns - The raw material used in making paper is wood pulp or recycled paper. A paper mill can be non-integrated ... Other banks you can approach are trade banks, merchant banks and bank of industry and commerce. Registration Just like other small, medium or ... (10/02/2017)
    • Winners set to be announced today - Food and Drink Awards 2017 - "Having an online store and a meat wholesalers to boot, Radmore Farm Shop really ... "We converted a 1980s Bedford Ice-Cream Van using upcycled and recycled material into a Melting Machine, lovingly named Monty. “Our hatch opened in May with the goal ... (07/29/2017)
    • Calpine Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results, Reaffirms 2017 Guidance - we have strategically solidified and expanded our platform with acquisitions that complement our wholesale fleet and increase our access to end-use customers while boosting our margins in core power markets. We accretively recycled capital by completing ... (02/10/2017)
    • Mounting e-waste adds to Nigeria’s health problems - The habit of trashing unwanted electronic and non-electronic materials also fuels another activity that ... says scavenging thrives because the volume of recyclable waste that individuals generate is rather small. According to him, the ‘big money ... (04/01/2016)
    • Greater Manchester Fastest 50 companies 2016 revealed - Formed in 2004, the firm is a specialist provider of materials processing equipment for the quarrying and waste recycling industries in England ... Established in 1968, this plumbers merchant operates 45 depots and four bathroom showrooms, supplying ... (02/18/2016)
    • New wholesaler markets local artists' work - The latest: Handmade Ohio, a new catalog-based wholesale company specializing in Ohio-centric ... which specializes in aprons and housewares handmade from salvaged or recycled fabrics; Tulane Pottery, which makes functional pottery pieces emblazoned ... (07/18/2015)
    • We need climate action on the scope of the WWII mobilization - We need to build a new economy, one that will be powered by renewable sources of energy, that will have a diversified transport system, and that will reuse and recycle everything ... and 6 million tons of merchant shipping. He added, “Let no man say ... (12/04/2008)
    • How Susie Bayer's T-Shirt Ended Up on Yusuf Mama's Back - One day a few years ago, relief came to them in the form of a young man named Eric Stubin, who runs Trans-Americas Trading Company, a textile recycling ... customers -- wholesalers from all over Uganda -- anxiously wait along with Merchant. (03/31/2002)
    • Slurping Safari - Coffee * ESPRESSO--Alta Coffee started as a wholesale roasting warehouse ... all served in a double-insulated cup made of recycled materials. Hedz Cafe 207, 207 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente. (714) 361-9093. Cocktails * THE COSMOPOLITAN--The martini ... (10/09/1997)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $308,718 on Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 46 contracts to 21 companies, with an average value of $14,701 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Copper And Brass
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Recyclable Material Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Metal Service Centers & Metal Merchant Wholesalers
    Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies (Hydronics) Merchant Wholesalers
    Automobile Supplies & New Parts Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
    Warm Air Heating & Air-Conditioning Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
    Refrigeration Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Copper And Brass are less than those from Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Copper And Brass sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Copper And Brass Product Sales Report

    Miscellaneous Commodities
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Recyclable Material Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Petroleum Bulk Stations & Terminals
    Industrial Machinery & Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
    Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers
    General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers
    Grain & Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers

    Since sales from Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Miscellaneous Commodities, companies in the Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
    Miscellaneous Commodities Product Sales Report

    Service Receipts And Labor Charges
    Service Receipts And Labor Charges Product Sales Report

    Paper And Plastic Products
    Paper And Plastic Products Product Sales Report

    Aluminum Shapes And Forms
    Aluminum Shapes And Forms Product Sales Report

    Flat Iron And Steel Products
    Flat Iron And Steel Products Product Sales Report

    Iron And Steel Wire And Wire Products
    Iron And Steel Wire And Wire Products Product Sales Report

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Paper, scrap, merchant wholesalers, Ship dismantling (except at floating drydocks and shipyards) merchant wholesalers, Industrial wastes to be reclaimed merchant wholesalers, Glass scrap merchant wholesalers, Fur cuttings and scraps merchant wholesalers, Recyclable materials (e.g., glass, metal, paper) merchant wholesalers, Rags merchant wholesalers, Boxes, waste, General-line scrap merchant wholesalers, Metal scrap and waste merchant wholesalers, Plastics scrap merchant wholesalers, Tires, Scrap materials (e.g., automotive, industrial) merchant wholesalers, Bottles, Oil, Rubber scrap and scrap tires merchant wholesalers, Waste materials merchant wholesalers, Textile waste merchant wholesalers, etc.

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