Research and Markets: United Kingdom Metal Recycling Market Report 2014

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Metal Recycling Market Report 2014" report to their offering.

This Market Report examines the metal recycling market in the UK. Metal recyclers collect and process both ferrous and non-ferrous metal scrap in addition to precious metal scrap into secondary raw materials, which are then sold to steel mills, foundries and other industrial sectors to produce new metal products.

The UK metal recycling industry is crucial to the UK economy as it provides vital services to other industrial sectors, including manufacturing, engineering and construction. After declining in 2009 as a result of the economic downturn, the UK metal recycling market rebounded quickly in 2010 and grew further in 2011. However, the sector contracted again in 2012 by 12.6% in volume terms and 13.3% in value due to weak demand from both domestic and international markets. Despite this, a moderate growth of 2.6% by volume and 3.4% by value was estimated for 2013.

UK energy prices have been rising rapidly in the past few years, due to several EU and UK environmental taxes. According to the BBC, medium-sized industrial users of energy currently face energy cost that are on average between 15% and 21% higher as a result of these policies. This is projected to rise to between 23% and 26% in 2020. Rising energy costs are likely to be a major threat to metal recyclers' profit margins.

The UK metal recycling market is dominated by a small number of major international businesses, including the US-based Alcoa International, the Germany-based ELG Haniel group, and the India-based aluminium producer, Hindalco Industries. There are also a significant number of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK market which focus almost exclusively on the metal recycling sector.

The new Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 was introduced by the Government in October 2013, to be implemented across the metal recycling industry in England and Wales. The Act aims to prevent metal theft and improve the levels of professionalism within the scrap metal industry, by increasing record keeping and licensing requirements. However, there has also been concern over the possibility that it may also push up the administrative costs for metal scrap dealers if not enforced adequately.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Market Definition

2. Market Size

3. Industry Background

4. Competitor Analysis

5. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

6. Buying Behaviour

7. Current Issues

8. The Global Market

9. Forecasts

10. Company Profiles

  • CF Booth Ltd
  • ELG Haniel Metals Ltd
  • European Metal Recycling Ltd
  • Metal & Waste Recycling Ltd
  • Novelis UK Ltd
  • Sapa Aluminium UK Ltd
  • Sims Group UK Ltd
  • Alcan Aluminium UK Ltd
  • Alcoa UK Holdings Ltd
  • Amalgamated Metal Corporation PLC
  • AMG Resources Ltd
  • Celsa Steel (UK) Ltd
  • Johnson Matthey PLC
  • Tata Steel UK Ltd

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Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
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Sector: Environmental, Metals and Minerals


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Environmental, Metals and Minerals