Scrap Recyclers & Processors – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
- Market size, product segments, and major markets
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
GIE Media, Inc.
Monthly trade journal features news and information for recycling business owners and managers, with topics covered in each issue including market trends for specific market segments and commodities, business operations, workplace management, and recycler profiles, and special features including the annual "Scrap Market Review" published in the December issue. Digital editions are available online.
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Bimonthly trade association publication features news and information for professional recyclers, with topics covered in various issues including market trends for specific markets and commodities, export trends, business management, equipment, safety and operations, and conference and event coverage, and special features including the annual "Market Forecast" published in the January/February issue.
The U.S. Recycling Industry: Commodities
Commodities section provides an overview of the recycling process for specific commodities and also includes links to additional information for each commodity such as factsheets, news items, and other resources, with commodities covered including ferrous metals, nonferrous metals (e.g., aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, tin, and zinc), paper, plastics, glass, electronics, tires and rubber, and textiles.
ISRI Scrap Yearbook
Annual yearbook publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. scrap recycling industry and the economic and environmental benefits it provides, and also includes overviews of how scrap materials are generated, processed, and used for commodities such as ferrous metals, nonferrous metals, precious metals, paper and fiber, plastics, electronics, rubber and tires, glass, and textiles.
American Metal Market
Scrap Trends Outlook
Subscription publication features news and analysis on current and prospective trends in the ferrous scrap metal market, with topics covered in each issue including overall market direction; historical trends by selected grade; outlook by scrap categories; things to watch in the month ahead; market perceptions; outlook by region, buyer, and seller; and longer-term outlook over the next six months.
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.
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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Recyclable Material Wholesalers / Automobile Dismantling and Recycling
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- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
(see links for individual reports)
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
Compensation data available from this organization includes:
Paper and Waste Recycling Services
Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in the paper and waste recycling sector such as plant manager, production supervisor, forklift operator, and truck driver, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Waste Management, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Pratt Industries, Inc., and Republic Services, Inc.
Scrap Metal Recycling
Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in the ferrous and nonferrous metal recycling sector, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., The David J. Joseph Company, OmniSource Corp., Alter Trading Corp., Newell Recycling of Atlanta, Inc., EMR Group, and PSC Metals, Inc.
Business Valuation Resources
Environmental Consulting Firms
Environmental Remediation Services
Waste Collection and Disposal Services
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