Recycled Metal Market Size & Forecast Report, 2014 - 2025

Report ID: MN17619432  |  Published: October 2019  |  No of Pages: 80
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Advanced Materials


With reference to the report published by the experts, the global Recycled Metal Market demand was projected at 787.5 million tons in 2018 and is expected to reach 1,042.3 million tons by 2025. It is estimated to develop by a CAGR of 4.1% during the period of forecast. The development of the recycled metal industry is motivated by the growing importance of the secondary manufacture of metals due to conservational worries for example ingestion of energy and the discarding of the scrap material.

The recycling of metal is a significant feature because metals can be recycled for a number of periods deprived of somewhat changes in their physical characteristics. Consequently, scrap metal owns the most important importance for usage by way of raw material for secondary manufacture.


The global recycled metal market can be classified by Product and Region. By Product, it can be classified as Aluminum, Copper, and Steel.

Regional Lookout:

By Region, the global recycled metal industry can be classified as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa. With reference to income, the North American market for recycled metal is likely to record a development percentage of 4.5% during the period of forecast. The existence of numerous dealers of scrap and the amenities of recycling within the region has boosted up the intake of recycled metal. The U.S.A is a prominent manufacturer of steel that is created by means of the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) procedure. Furthermore, the nation is the biggest manufacturer of inferior aluminum. Growing manufacture of these metals owing to their great demand from the sectors of consumer goods, automotive, and construction businesses is expected to motivate the recycled metal market during the period of forecast.

In 2018, Europe detained the subsequent biggest share of the market by means of capacity. Scrap metal grasps substantial prominence within the region. This region is the most important end-user of recycled copper and recycled steel. Due to its greater percentage of recyclability and application in a number of end-use businesses within the region, copper has high significance. Consistent with the International Copper Study Group, nearly 50% of copper consumed in Europe originates from recycling.

As stated by the World Steel Association report 2019, Europe manufactured 210.1 million tons of basic steel in 2018. The share of 46.7% was manufactured by the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) process. European Union 28 used up more than 93 million tons of scrap steel material to manufacture the crude steel in 2017. Equated to the intake done in 2016 this is above 5.6%. The packing of steel is an important business in Europe. According to APEAL, 79.5% of steel packaging was recycled in Europe. The proportion is likely to touch 80% by the completion of 2020. The increasing intake of recycled copper and steel is expected to increase the development of the market for recycled metal during the period of the forecast.

The recycled metal industry in the Asia Pacific is projected to develop by a CAGR of 4.6% by means of volume during the period of forecast. Increasing stress on ecological fears and appropriate organization of waste are the most important features prompting the development of the market within the region.

For recycled metal, India is a well-paid market. The increasing segment of manufacturing within the nation is heading to growing manufacture of metal and greater demand for scrap. In spite of being among the topmost scrap producing nations, India appeared such as the subsequent biggest importer of scrap. Consequently, the government has proposed certain strategies to inspire and increase the actions of metal recycling. The Draft Steel Scrap Policy was presented, on 28 June 2019, to upsurge the manufacture of steel within the nation to 300 million tons by the completion of 2030, by means of the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) procedure, which will have a share of 35% to 40%. This type of inventiveness by the government, all over the world, is expected to take an optimistic influence on the development of the global market for recycled metal.


The existence of a number of small and large size companies, growing demand for scrap, rising worries regarding the environment, and associated protocols have forced fresh participants and present companies to venture into the market and discover new-fangled areas for the development of the business. Tata Steel declared, in June 2019, its proposal to set up India’s initial recycling plant in Haryana. This inventiveness is intended for gaining the company an advantage of the early mover, in this field, in the market of India.

Some of the important companies for the recycled metal market are: Tata Steel, GFG Alliances, European Metal Recycling, Novel is, Norsk Hydro ASA, and CMC.

Market Segment:

Product Outlook (Volume, Million Tons; Revenue, USD Billion, 2014 - 2025)
    • Steel
    • Aluminum
    • Copper
    • Others

Regional Outlook (Volume, Million Tons; Revenue, USD Billion, 2014 - 2025)
    • North America
        • U.S.
    • Europe
        • Germany
        • Russia
        • Turkey
    • the Asia Pacific
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
    • Central & South America
        • Brazil
    • Middle East & Africa

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