Metal Services: United States

This report forecasts US metal service shipments in US dollars at the wholesale level to 2020. Total shipments are segmented by product in terms of ferrous and nonferrous metals. Total shipments are also segmented by market as follows: industrial, resale, construction, operations, export, and other markets. This report also forecasts US metal coating and heat-treating shipments in US dollars at the wholesale level to 2020.

To illustrate historical trends, total metal service shipments are provided in an annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2005, 2010, and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends and key economic indicators. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US industry. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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