Going green: Increased government recycling incentives will aid the industry's recovery

The Recyclable Material Wholesaling industry in Canada has maintained its rollercoaster growth dynamic and revenue is expected to decline sharply in 2019 after two consecutive years of strong growth. Industry operators collect, sort and bundle any recyclable material and then sell it off to different entities for recycling. When commodity prices such as steel and wood pulp increase in price, scrap metal and paper can be sold for more since these will go through the recycling process and become new steel or paper ready to be used. As a consequence, the volatility of these commodities transfers to industry revenue. The prices of these two commodities have fluctuated over the past five years and revenue has followed right behind them...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The price and supply of recycled material compared with raw material are key determinants of demand
  • Domestic oil producers suffered as a result of global declines in the price of oil
  • The oversupply of steel manufacturing inputs is projected to recede
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Recyclable Material Wholesaling industry in Canada has a moderate level of capital intensity, with operators spending an estimated $0.35 on capital for every dollar spent on labour. The industry requires moderate automation to improve efficiency and decrease the operating costs associated with separating and refining various types of recyclable materials. Industry establishments require a manifold of different equipment to run smoothly, while not necessarily requiring too much manpower. This is reflected in the industry's share of establishments that are under 10 employees and its number of nonemployers (see Market Share Concentration section). As industry revenue increases, operators are required to invest more in capital than employees. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Recyclable Material Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Recyclable Material Wholesaling Industry are

  • Establishment of export markets
  • Economies of scale
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of steel and Demand from primary metal manufacturing in the Recyclable Material Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Recyclable Material Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry wholesales automotive scrap, industrial scrap and other recyclable materials. Industry establishments include auto wreckers that dismantle motor vehicles for wholesale scrap material. Also included are establishments that break up, sort and wholesale all forms of scrap iron and steel using power-processing equipment such as cranes, hydraulic shears, baling equipment and cable strippers.

    Industry Products
  • Ferrous scrap
  • Nonferrous scrap
  • Paper and paperboard
  • Industry Activities
  • Waste bottle wholesaling
  • Waste box wholesaling
  • General line scrap wholesaling
  • Glass scrap wholesaling
  • Metal scrap wholesaling
  • Oil scrap wholesaling
  • Paper scrap wholesaling
  • Plastic scrap wholesaling
  • Textile waste wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of steel
  • Demand from primary metal manufacturing
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • World price of wood pulp
  • GDP of mainland China

  • Current Performance
  • Demand volatility
  • Economic trends abroad and at home
  • Regulatory incentives
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Steel input prices
  • Increasing global and domestic demand
  • Optimizing productivity
  • Table: Recyclable Material Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Recyclable Material Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Paper Mills in Canada
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Nonferrous Metal Rolling & Alloying in Canada
  • Ferrous Metal Foundry Products in Canada
  • Nonferrous Metal Foundry Product Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing in Canada
  • Nonferrous Metal Foundry Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Space Vehicle & Missile Manufacturing in Canada
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing in Canada
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Ferrous scrap
  • Nonferrous scrap
  • Other
  • Paper and paperboard
  • Chart: Recyclable Material Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing businesses
  • Wholesaling businesses
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Recyclable Material Wholesaling 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 Recyclable Material Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Recyclable Material Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Recyclable Material Wholesaling 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 Recyclable Material Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • World price of steel (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Recycled, broken or wasted glass that is melted and transformed to new glass products.
  • Electric Arc Furnaces
  • Steelmaking furnaces which use electric arc technology to smelt and mould metal.
  • Ferrous Metal
  • Metal that contains iron.
  • Nonferrous Metal
  • Metal that does not contain iron.
  • Scrap
  • Recyclable used materials such as parts of vehicles, building supplies and surplus materials. Often confused with waste, scrap in fact has monetary value.
  • Smelting
  • The process of extracting and isolating material, usually types of metal, by heating and melting.
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