Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
Iron & Steel Manufacturing
Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special
focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their
performance. Report contents include:
Sample report is available online.
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
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and
developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth
forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
Sample report is available online.
World Steel Association
Publications available from this organization 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
Steel Mill Products: United States
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
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.
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.
Industry Financial Ratios
Iron and Steel Mills
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Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance
sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed benchmarking data available
by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level.
Sample reports are available online.
RMA Annual Statement Studies
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
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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.
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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