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Iron & Steel Mills – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 3312  |  NAICS 331110

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Iron & Steel Manufacturing  (view report)
Steel Rolling & Drawing  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Annual Statistical Report

Annual reference publication provides an extensive selection of current and historical statistical data for the U.S. steel industry and selected statistical data for Canada, Mexico, and North America as a whole, with information provided in the report including production, capability utilization, imports and exports, apparent supply, employment, and shipments by product and market over a 10-year period.

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 in the report including world production, top steelmaking companies, major producing countries, continuously-cast output, production and apparent use by region, exports and imports by region and country, and raw materials production and trade activities. Report is available free online.

Short Range Outlook
Semiannual report forecasts finished steel products demand in metric tons by world region, selected market (e.g., world excluding China, developed economies, and emerging and developed economies excluding China), and for the top ten consuming countries, with the forecast periods for the April and October editions extending through the end of the next calendar year. Report is available free online.

Statistical Yearbook
Comprehensive publication provides detailed statistical data for the industry on a global and regional basis, with data provided in this publication including crude steel production by product and process, production of semi-finished and finished products, exports and imports of semi-finished and finished products, and apparent use of crude steel and finished products. Publication is available free online.

Freedonia Group
Steel Mill Products: United States

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes market demand and shipments at the manufacturer level, with data provided in the report including historical demand and forecasts by product (e.g., hot-rolled  and cold-rolled sheet, hot-dipped galvanized sheets and strips, bars, plates, heavy structural shapes, and pipes and tubing) and market (e.g., metal service center, construction, motor vehicle, and other).

GIA Research
Steel - A Global Strategic Business Report

Comprehensive market research report provides a detailed analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with information provided in this report including historical and forecast annual consumption of finished steel in metric tons by end-use market segment (e.g., transportation, construction, machinery, household appliances, metal goods, and other end-use market segments).

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Iron & Steel Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenues for companies that manufacture pig iron, steel, and ferroalloy products such as ingots and semi-finished shapes, hot-rolled sheets and strips, cold-rolled sheets and strips, hot-rolled bars and shapes, cold-finished bars and shapes, and pipes, casings, and tubing products.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Steel Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, process engineer, crane operator, production supervisor, production operator, millwright, and welder, with employers for which this data is provided including ArcelorMittal USA LLC, Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, and Nucor Corporation.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Iron, Steel, and Ferroalloy Manufacturing

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by companies that manufacture products such as ingots and semi-finished shapes, hot-rolled sheets and strips, cold-rolled sheets and strips, hot-rolled bars and shapes, cold finished bars and shapes, and pipes, tubing, and well casings. All information is available free online.

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