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Scrap Recyclers & Processors – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5093  |  NAICS 423930

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

Recycling Facilities  (view report)
Recyclable Material Wholesaling  (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.

GIE Media, Inc.
Recycling Today

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:

Scrap Magazine
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

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
Recyclable Material Wholesalers / Automobile Dismantling and Recycling  Search for "423930" and "423140"
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.

Recycling Facilities
(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

PayScale, Inc.
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.

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