Recovered revenue: Volatile commodity prices have weighed on revenue over the past five years

The Sorted Material Recovery industry consists of a majority of firms that focus on the sorting and recovery of single products, and a small number of firms that are able to provide recovery services for multiple products. Metal, plastics and paper are the most common products handled by the industry, and are recovered prior to being sold to wholesalers. Over the past five years, revenue has been volatile, falling at the beginning of the period as commodity prices plummeted Although prices recovered in the latter half of the period, volatile prices for metal and paper have been detrimental to industry performance, and this has hampered revenue in spite of increasing volumes. Revenue is expected to decrease at a compound annual rate of 1.8% to reach € 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

  • Fluctuating commodity prices have induced considerably industry revenue volatility
  • Margins are expected to rise, although volatile commodity prices have placed profit under pressure
  • Ireland is on track to meet its recycling target, with further increases expected to benefit the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The level of capital intensity is high in the Sorted Material Recovery industry with an estimated capital-to-labour ratio of 1:2.01. This indicates that for every €1.00 spent on capital, €2.01 is expended on wages. Labour requirements are low in the industry which keeps capital intensity high.Some sorting and recovery activities are done manually, but the majority of facilities in the industry are semi-automated, with a handful of sites being fully automated. Capital requirements have increased as industry operators seek to expand capacity in order to increase returns for recovered materials. Capital investment is undertaken on the expensive machinery and equipment required for sorting waste...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Sorted Material Recovery Industry

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

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Upstream vertical integration
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of steel and Industrial production index in the Sorted Material Recovery industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sorted Material Recovery in Ireland Industry?

    Firms in the industry sort, recover and sell recyclables such as metal, paper, plastic and glass. The industry includes companies that operate material recovery facilities and sorting of scrap metal.

    Industry Products
  • Metal
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Other sorted materials
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating facilities for sorting and separating non-hazardous waste.
  • Operating facilities for sorting and recycling co-mingled materials, sorted into distinct categories.
  • Operators sell recovered materials
  • 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
  • Industrial production index
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • residential building construction index
  • Housing starts

  • Current Performance
    Prime pricesRecovered margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Diverted wasteIndustry profitability
  • Table: Sorted Material Recovery Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sorted Material Recovery Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cardboard Packaging and Paper Bag Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Waste Collection in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Metal
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Other sorted materials
  • Chart: Sorted Material Recovery Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic customers
  • Commercial customers
  • Construction firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sorted Material Recovery Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Utilities
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sorted Material Recovery

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sorted Material Recovery Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Bord na Mona plc, Clearway Group plc, Beauparc Utilities Ltd,
  • Table: Bord na Mona plc - financial performance
  • Table: Clearway Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: Beauparc Utilities Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sorted Material Recovery 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 Sorted Material Recovery Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (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)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Landfill Levy
  • Tax paid at waste facilities for waste treatment and disposal.
  • Material Recovery Facility (Mrf)
  • A plant that receives, separates and prepares recyclable materials.
  • Municipal Waste
  • A waste type consisting of everyday items that are discarded by the public.
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