Solid metal: Industry revenue has declined due to plummeting commodity prices

Operators in the Metal Tank Manufacturing industry in Canada design, manufacture and at times install metal tanks that store various materials, including grain, dairy, oil, gas, chemicals and water. Industry revenue has declined over the five years to 2019 largely due to plummeting commodity input prices and a contraction in industrial investment, both of which have consequently reduced demand for industry products. Operators in this industry have recently had to contend with increasing levels of import competition, in addition to the broader implications of this trend that can influence downstream activity. While the past five years have been tough for operators, the industry is expected to slowly recover in the coming more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong import competition and economic volatility will slow revenue growth
  • Industry operators have experienced external competition from plastic tank manufacturers
  • Industrial activity is anticipated to pick up after the significant volatility of key input prices
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the five years to 2019, the Metal Tank Manufacturing industry in Canada has struggled to produce consistent growth while also experiencing economic instability. Industry operators design and manufacture metal tanks for the purpose of storing materials and commodities, including grain, dairy, oil, gas, chemicals and water. Therefore, the industry’s downstream markets include the agricultural, manufacturing, refining, oil and gas and waste processing industries domestically and abroad. As these markets began to recover, especially the chemical manufacturing industries, demand for industry products climbed marginally during the beginning of the period. Non...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Metal Tank Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Ability to vary services to suit different needs
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Must comply with required product standards
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from crop production and Value of nonresidential construction in the Metal Tank Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Metal Tank Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures metal tanks, vessels and other containers by cutting, forming and joining heavy gauge metals. Products include acetylene cylinders, cryogenic tanks, farm storage tanks, fermentation tanks, gas storage tanks, liquefied petroleum gas cylinders, oil storage tanks, septic tanks, storage tanks, water tanks and vats.

    Industry Products
  • Custom built tanks
  • Standard line tanks
  • Gas cylinders
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing light gauge metal tanks and vessels
  • Manufacturing gas cylinders
  • Installing heavy gauge metal tanks and on-site fabrication
  • Manufacturing silos and water containment wells
  • 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 crop production
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • World price of steel
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index

  • Current Performance
  • Wavering demand
  • International trade and external competition
  • Consolidation and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Fluctuating demand
  • International trade and external competition
  • Consolidation and profit
  • Table: Metal Tank Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting In Canada
  • Heavy Engineering Construction in Canada
  • Petroleum Refining in Canada
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing in Canada
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Power Tools & Other General-Purpose Machinery Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Custom built tanks
  • Standard line tanks
  • Gas cylinders
  • Other
  • Chart: Metal Tank Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing market
  • Exports
  • Oil, gas and petrochemical industries
  • Agricultural market
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Metal Tank Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Metal Tank Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Metal Tank Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Ag Growth International Inc.,
  • Table: Ag Growth International Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Metal Tank 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 Tank Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • World price of steel (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Computer-Aided Design (Cad)
  • Computer technology to aid the design and drafting of a part or product using software tools that can create two-dimensional drawings or three-dimensional models.
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)
  • A trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico that reduces trade barriers and harmonizes various regulations and standards between the three countries.
  • Silo
  • Hollow structures used to store bulk materials such as grain, coal and cement.
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