Gold standard: Despite continued weakness in copper prices, renewed construction activity will sustain demand

Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is forecast to decline, driven primarily by falling nonferrous metal prices during the latter half of the five-year period. The industry is highly globalized, with exports generating most revenue. Consequently, demand for industry products depends on conditions in the manufacturing and construction markets of major trading partners, such as the United States and Europe. Over the five years to 2022, revenue is projected to rebound modestly. The industry will experience challenges from continued weakness in the price of copper and the closures of two mines in Canada in 2013, which will continue to constrain zinc and lead output...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$16bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-2.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
9,173
Businesses
35
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue tends to follow fluctuations in nonferrous metal prices, which are usually affected by global supply and demand
  • Gold was one of the few commodities that experienced price increases at the time of the global economic crisis
  • Industry employment is expected to decline along with establishments
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Copper, Zinc and Lead Refining industry in Canada is in the mature stage of its life cycle, indicated by rising consolidation among major players and declining profitability. Industry value added (IVA), or contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to decrease at an annualized rate of 3.7% over the 10 years to 2022. In comparison, Canadian GDP is projected to grow an annualized 1.9% during the same period. However, the industry's products are integral inputs in the production of a wide range of products, including automobiles, machinery, electronics and consumer goods. Furthermore, Canada continues to have vast proven reserves of nickel, gold and various other nonferrous metals. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining Industry are

  • Having an integrated operation
  • Output is sold under contract
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial capacity utilization and Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index in the Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining Industry?

    Companies in this industry smelt or refine nonferrous metals other than aluminum. The refining process includes the use of electrolytic methods, as well as more traditional furnace-based procedures. Additionally, industry operators that refine gold typically do so on a fee-for-service basis.

    Industry Products
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Zinc
  • Precious metals
  • Other nonferrous metals
  • Industry Activities
  • Precious metals smelting and refining
  • Copper smelting and refining
  • Nickel smelting and refining
  • Zinc smelting and refining
  • Lead smelting and refining
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index
  • World price of copper
  • World price of nickel
  • World price of gold

  • Current Performance
  • Price rollercoaster
  • Rising globalization
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Globalization continues to rise
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Nonferrous Metal Rolling & Alloying in Canada
  • Nonferrous Metal Foundry Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Jewellery Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copper, Nickel, Lead & Zinc Mining in Canada
  • Gold & Silver Ore Mining in Canada
  • Molybdenum & Metal Ore Mining in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Copper
  • Precious metals
  • Nickel
  • Zinc
  • Other nonferrous metals
  • Chart: Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demand for nickel and zinc
  • Demand for copper

  • Major Markets
  • Exports to the United States
  • Exports to other countries
  • Metal manufacturing
  • Other
  • Jewellery, silverware and investment
  • Construction
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Glencore,
  • Table: Glencore - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Copper, Zinc & Lead Refining Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of copper (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Electrowinning
  • A process that involves passing an electrical current through a liquid leach solution containing dissolved metal to extract the metal.
  • Nonferrous Metal
  • A metal that does not contain iron.
  • Ore
  • A rock that contains minerals with elements, including metals.
  • Refining
  • A process that takes smelted ore and further reduces the level of impurities, typically by oxidizing them.
  • Smelting
  • A process that involves melting ore in order to separate out the metallic content from the waste material (slag).
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