Pipe down: Import competition and volatile steel prices will hamper industry revenue

Demand for the Metal Pipe and Tube Manufacturing industry in Canada grew in 2014, only to fall markedly over the next few years. The 2015 collapse in crude oil prices, followed by a massive slump in demand from the energy sector, which is the industry's largest market, has hurt industry performance. Furthermore, volatile steel prices made it difficult for industry operators to pass costs on to customers, thereby constraining average industry profit. Industry operators are expected to continue experiencing challenging demand conditions over the next five years. For example, oil prices are expected to rebound yet remain volatile in the near future, which may discourage petroleum companies, both domestic and foreign, from investing in new drilling machinery and equipment...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Oil prices are expected to rebound yet remain volatile, which may discourage petroleum companies
  • Plummeting demand from the oil sector has forced operators to cut prices on existing inventory
  • Plastic pipes present the most potent form of external competition
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Metal Pipe and Tube Manufacturing industry in Canada is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle, characterized by slow growth rates, static product offerings, clear and defined markets, slowing technological change and consolidation activity. Industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to stagnate over the 10 years to 2023 amid fluctuating profitability. In contrast, Canadian GDP is expected to grow an annualized 1.9% during the same period. Typically, an industry is considered to be in the mature phase of its life cycle when growth in IVA trends in line with GDP growth during a 10-year period. Alt...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Economies of scale
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from oil drilling and gas extraction and World price of steel in the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry includes standalone manufacturers of welded, riveted or seamless pipes or tubes made from iron or steel. Steel is purchased as an input material for the manufacturing process, generally in coil or billet form.

    Industry Products
  • Seamless pipes and tubes
  • Welded pipes and tubes
  • Riveted pipes and tubes
  • Pipe and tube fittings
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing drill pipes and pipe casings
  • Manufacturing steel pipe products
  • Manufacturing mechanical and structural tube and pipe products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from oil drilling and gas extraction
  • World price of steel
  • Demand from water supply and irrigation systems
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Value of nonresidential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Steel prices and profit margins
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Shifting markets
  • Globalization and consolidation trends
  • Competition from substitute products
  • Table: Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction in Canada
  • Industrial Building Construction in Canada
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ferrous Metal Foundry Products in Canada
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Nonferrous Metal Foundry Product Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Welded pipes and tubes
  • Seamless pipes and tubes
  • Riveted pipes and tubes
  • Pipe and tube fittings
  • Chart: Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream performance
  • Input prices and imports

  • Major Markets
  • Exports to the United States
  • Energy sector
  • Construction and utilities
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Exports to other countries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing 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
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Tenaris SA,
  • Table: Tenaris SA - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing 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 Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • World price of steel (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Any metal product predominantly made from iron or steel
  • Galvanizing
  • The process of coating steel with a thin layer of zinc to prevent corrosion.
  • Penstock
  • A pipe that transports water to sewerage systems or hydraulic turbines or a structure that controls water flow.
  • Pipe
  • A hollow, usually round and rigid section of steel that is supplied in straight lengths called joints or sticks.
  • Tube
  • A hollow, usually round and flexible section of steel that is supplied in a roll.
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