Global Recycled Metal Market Analysis and Forecast, 2019-2028 | RationalStat

The global recycled metal market is expected to reach US$ 58 billion by 2028 and is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of over 7% over the forecast period of 2019-2028.

Market Scope and Report Overview

According to a deep-dive market assessment by RationalStat, the global recycled metal market has been analyzed on the basis of market segments, including metal type, end user, and geography/regions (incl. North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific). The report also offers global and regional market sizing for the historical period of 2019-2022 and the forecast period of2019-2028.

Market intelligence for the global recycled metal market covers market sizes on the basis of market value (US$/EUR Million) and volume (‘000 units/tons/liters) by various products/services/equipment, demand assessment across the key regions, customer sentiments, price points, cost structures, margin analysis across the value chain, financial assessments, historical and forecast data, key developments across the industry, import-export data, trade overview, components market by leading companies, etc.

In addition, the long-term sector and products/services 10-year outlook and its implications on the recycled metal market. It also includes the industry's current state – Production Levels, Capacity Utilization, Tech quotient, etc. Key information will be manufacturing capacity by country, installed base, import volumes, market size, key players, market size, dynamics, market data, insights, etc.

Period Covered include data for 2019-2028 along with year-wise demand estimations

The recycled metal market report analyzes the market on the basis of global economic situations, regional geopolitics, import-export scenarios, trade duties, market developments, organic and inorganic strategies, mergers and acquisitions, product launches, government policies, new capacity addition, technological advancements, R&D investments, and new market entry, replacement rates, penetration rates, installed base/fleet size, global and regional production capacity, among others.

RationalStat offers market analysis and consulting studies on the basis of dedicated and robust desk/secondary research supported by a strong in-house data repository. In addition, the research leverages data based on the real-time insights gathered from primary interviews. Market estimations and insights are based on primary research (covering more than 240 entities) and secondary research by leveraging international benchmarking.

The global recycled metal market report also covers value chain and supply chain analysis that provides in-depth information about the value chain margins and the role of various stakeholders across the value chain. Market dynamics provided in the market study include market drivers, restraints/challenges, trends, and their impact on the market throughout the analysis period.

In the competition analysis section, the global recycled metal market provides a detailed competition benchmarking analysis based on the market share of the eading companies/brands/producers/suppliers, a market structure overview with detailed company profiles of more than 25 players with their financials, product/service offerings, major developments, business models, etc. This enables, clients and report buyers to make strong, precise, and timely decisions.

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Macroeconomic Scenario and the Impact of COVID-19 on Regional Economic Sentiment

In the latest RationalStat analysis, geopolitical conflicts and inflation are the cited economic risks, while concerns about the volatility across energy sectors prevail in Europe and other parts of the world. Some of the potential risks to the economic growth in the leading regions, including Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, the Middle East & Africa, and other developing regions, are inflation, volatile energy prices, supply chain disruptions, geopolitical instability, labor shortages, rising interest rates, and COVID-19 pandemic.

The global economy experienced heavy headwinds, throughout 2019-2021, as some countries witnessed subdued growth, while other countries continued to grapple with economic slowdowns. The COVID-19 pandemic has levied undue pressure across the majority of industries globally and has caused a major economic crisis in the US, India, Italy, the UK, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, the UK, and many others. Besides, the exit of the UK from the European Union earlier in 2020 and the Russo-Ukraine war in 2022 exacerbated the ever-heightened global uncertainty.

In addition to this, the global economic growth slowed in 2022 to 3.3%, weaker than expected at the end of 2021, mainly weighed down by Russia’s war in Ukraine and the associated cost-of-living crisis in many countries. However, improvement in economic activities during the forecast period is expected. Growth is projected to remain at lower rates in 2023 and 2024, at 2.6% and 2.9% respectively.

Competition Analysis and Market Structure

The global recycled metal market is fragmented in nature with the presence of various players operating in the region. Leading companies operating in the market for recycled metal are focusing on bringing new and improved technologies, such as integrating machine learning and introducing artificial intelligence (AI), which is anticipated to open up growth potential for the industry.

Moreover, these players adopt various strategies to increase their market share and gain a competitive edge over other competitors in the recycled metal market. Mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and collaborations are some of the strategies followed by industry players. Some of the key developments in the global recycled metal market include, 

  • In October 2020, ArcelorMittal and Triple M merged to form Integrated Metal Recycling Inc. to provide consumers and suppliers with support, services, and options.
  • The joint venture will provide recyclers with more options to sell scrap metal on an ongoing basis while also establishing long-term business partnerships with a reliable partner. As part of its service offering, Integrated will continue to process and value nonferrous metals.

Some of the prominent players that contribute significantly to the recycled metal market growth include ArcelorMittal, Aurubis AG, Nucor, Sims Limited, Tata Steel, European Metal Recycling Ltd., Dowa Holdings Co., Ltd., OmniSource, LLC, CMC, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., Novelis Aluminium, Norsk Hydro ASA, Tom Martin & Co Ltd. and among others.

RationalStat has segmented the global recycled metal market based on metal type, end user, and region

  • Global Recycled Metal Market Value (US$ Million), Volume (‘000 units/tons), and Market Share (2019-2028) Analysis by Metal Type
    • Ferrous
    • Iron & Steel
    • Titanium
    • Stainless Steel
    • Non-Ferrous
    • Aluminium
    • Copper
    • Lead
    • Others (Zinc, Nickel, etc.)
  • Global Recycled Metal Market Value (US$ Million), Volume (‘000 units/tons), and Market Share (2019-2028) Analysis by End User
    • Building & Construction
    • Automotive
    • Equipment Manufacturing
    • Shipbuilding
    • Packaging
    • Consumer Appliances
    • Aerospace
    • Home & Industrial Furniture
  • Global Recycled Metal Market Value (US$ Million), Volume (‘000 units/tons), and Market Share (2019-2028) Analysis by Region
    • North America Recycled Metal Market
      • US
      • Canada
    • Latin America Recycled Metal Market
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Western Europe Recycled Metal Market
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Italy
      • Benelux
      • Nordic
      • Rest of Western Europe
    • Eastern Europe Recycled Metal Market
      • Russia
      • Poland
      • Hungary
      • Other CIS Countries
      • Rest of Eastern Europe
    • Asia Pacific Recycled Metal Market
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
      • ASEAN
        • Indonesia
        • Thailand
        • Philippines
        • Vietnam
        • Malaysia
        • Rest of ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa Recycled Metal Market
      • GCC
        • Saudi Arabia (KSA)
        • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
        • Rest of the GCC
      • South Africa
      • Nigeria
      • Turkey
      • Rest of the Middle East & Africa
  • Leading Companies and Market Players
    • ArcelorMittal
    • Aurubis AG
    • Nucor
    • Sims Limited
    • Tata Steel
    • European Metal Recycling Ltd.
    • Dowa Holdings Co., Ltd.
    • OmniSource, LLC
    • CMC
    • Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
    • Novelis Aluminium
    • Norsk Hydro ASA
    • Tom Martin & Co Ltd.

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Key Questions Answered in the Recycled Metal Report

  • What will be the market value of the global recycled metal market by 2028?
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  • What are the market drivers of the global recycled metal market?
  • What are the key trends in the global recycled metal market?
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  • What are the major companies operating in the global recycled metal market?
  • What are the market shares by key segments in the global recycled metal market?

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