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Iron and Steel Mills

SIC 3312 | NAICS 331111

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Iron & Steel Manufacturing  (view report)
Steel Rolling & Drawing  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Annual Statistical Report

Comprehensive annual publication provide current and historical statistical data for the U.S. steel industry, with topics covered in the report including statistical and financial highlights; financial statistics; employment and wage data; raw steel production by type of furnace, grade, and cast; raw material and energy source consumption; mill product shipments by product, grade, and market; and imports and exports by product.

Primary Metals Manufacturing / Steel Production

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Publications available from this trade association include:

World Steel in Figures
Annual publication provides a statistical overview of the industry on a global and regional basis, with data provided including top producing companies, major producing countries, production by process, production by product, trade by product, apparent use of finished products, production of pig iron and directly reduced iron, and iron ore and ferrous scrap trade. Most recent edition can be downloaded and viewed free online.

Steel Statistical Yearbook
Annual yearbook provides a detailed statistical analysis of the industry on a global and regional basis, with ten-year historical trend statistics including production by product segment, imports and exports by product segment, apparent use of crude and finished products, and production, imports, and exports of iron ore, pig iron, direct reduced iron, and ferrous scrap. Most recent edition can be downloaded and viewed free online.

Freedonia Group
Steel Mill Products: United States
Market research report analyzes U.S. steel production and demand at the manufacturers' level, with topics covered including market size and environment; historical demand and forecasts by material (e.g., carbon, alloy, and stainless) and market segment (e.g., construction, metal service centers and distributors, vehicles, and other); industry structure; and company profiles. Summary table of contents can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Steel - A Global Strategic Business Report

Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the steel market in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered in the report including industry and product overview, recent past perspective, key facts and figures, competition, industry trends and issues, major end-use segments, recent corporate activity, and global market perspective. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Iron and Steel Mills  Search for "331111"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing  Search for "331110"

Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for firms in this manufacturing sector. Print edition includes five years of historical data, with the most recent year's data broken down by sales and assets size range. Online reports also include cash flow analysis and the option for additional breakdowns by region. Sample report can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

ERI Economic Research Institute
Primary Metals Production Salary Survey

Annual salary survey provides compensation data for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel employed in the primary metals manufacturing sector (which includes blast furnaces, iron and steel mills, steel pipe and tube producers, and aluminum producers and processors) on a national and regional level. Full list of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible free online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing

Annual occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this manufacturing sector (e.g., metal refining furnace operators and tenders; metal pourers and casters) on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

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