Iron (FE) is a chemical element that belongs to group 8 of the periodic table. It is, by mass, the most common element on Earth and is fourth in abundance behind aluminum, silicon, and oxygen and second to aluminum among the metals. Iron is a mixture of oxides and is produced by the reduction of iron ore using carbon monoxide, carbon, and hydrogen. The blast furnace process is used in the production process, where iron ore, processed coal, and limestone are poured into a vessel lined with heat-resistant brick. When heated, the coal reacts with oxygen, and the limestone combines with impurities and removes them from the ore, producing pure liquid iron. Apart from this, iron is witnessing a significant demand across the globe on account of its various properties, such as high density, lustrous, highly malleable and ductile, and a good conductor of electricity and heat.
The primary factor accelerating the global iron market growth is the increasing investments in the residential construction sector and the development of smart city projects. The growing product demand across the automotive, energy, chemical, and heavy engineering industries is also bolstering the market growth. This is further supported by the increasing need for automobiles, which, in turn, has intensified the incorporation of the compound to make engine blocks due to ease of manufacturing and durability in terms of resistance to heat. In line with this, the key market players are heavily investing in advanced technologies to produce lightweight iron products to increase their consumer base and sustain in the cut-throat competition, which is creating a positive outlook for the market. Moreover, the presence of leading iron producers, especially in developing regions, and rapid industrialization are positively contributing to the market growth. Apart from this, the rapidly expanding transportation industry, favorable government policies, increasing consumer per capita income, and growing mining activities are factors providing a significant boost to global market growth.
This production cost analysis report by Syndicated Analytics is the result of a comprehensive examination of the iron manufacturing process. The study covers all the requisite aspects that one needs to know while making a foray into the iron industry. It is based on the latest economic data and presents exhaustive insights about the primary process flow, raw material requirements, reactions involved, utility costs, operating costs, capital investments, pricing, margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake in the iron industry.
The following technical and economic aspects are included in the report:
- Market Trends
- Impact of COVID-19
- Major Regions
- Key Manufacturers
- Price Trends
- Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
- Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
- Raw Material Costs
- Utility Costs
- Labor Costs
- Packaging Costs
- Transportation Costs
- Land and Construction Costs
- Machinery Costs
- Profit Margins
- Product Pricing
Key Questions Answered in This Report-
- What are the various unit operations involved in manufacturing iron?
- What are the raw material requirements and costs in manufacturing iron?
- What are the utility requirements and costs in manufacturing iron?
- What are the manpower requirements and costs in manufacturing iron?
- What are the packaging requirements and costs in manufacturing iron?
- What are the transportation requirements and costs in manufacturing iron?
- What are the land requirements and costs in manufacturing iron?
- What are the construction requirements and costs in manufacturing iron?
- What are the profit margins in iron?
- What should be the pricing mechanism of iron?
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2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.3 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Global Iron Market
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Historical and Current Market Performance
4.3 Impact of COVID-19
4.4 Market Forecast
4.5 Market Breakup by Segment
4.6 Market Breakup by Region
4.7 Price Trends
4.7.1 Iron Price Trends
4.7.2 Product Margins
5 Iron Manufacturing Process
5.1 Product Overview
5.2 Detailed Process Flow
5.3 Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
5.4 Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
6 Production Cost Analysis
6.1 Raw Material Cost Analysis
6.1.1 Price Trend of Raw Materials Required
6.1.2 Total Expense on Raw Materials
6.2 Utility Cost Analysis
6.2.1 Electricity Costs
6.2.2 Steam Costs
6.2.3 Process Water Costs
6.2.4 Total Expense on Utilities
6.3 Operating Cost Analysis
6.3.1 Salaries and Wages
6.3.2 Plant Overheads
6.3.3 Tax and Insurance
6.3.4 Packaging Costs
6.3.5 Transportation Costs
6.3.6 Sales and Administration Costs
6.3.7 Total Operating Costs
6.4 Capital Cost Analysis
6.4.1 Land and Site Development Costs
6.4.2 Civil Work Costs
6.4.3 Plant Machinery and Commissioning Costs
126.96.36.199 Plant Machinery Costs
188.8.131.52 Auxiliary Equipment Cost
184.108.40.206 Electrical Works and Piping Costs
220.127.116.11 Other Fixed Costs
6.4.4 Working Capital Requirements for Plant Operation
6.4.5 Total Capital Investment Required
6.5 Total Production Cost
7.1 Raw Material Suppliers
7.2 Pant Machinery Suppliers
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global: Iron Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Iron Market: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2016-2021
Figure 3: Global: Iron Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 4: Global: Iron Market: Breakup by Segment (in %), 2021
Figure 5: Global: Iron Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2021
Figure 6: Iron: Price Trends, 2016 & 2021
Figure 7: Iron: Margins Across Various Stages of the Supply Chain
Figure 8: Iron: Breakup of Costs
Figure 9: Iron Price Structure
Figure 10: Iron: Manufacturing Process Flow
Figure 11: Iron: Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Raw Materials
Figure 12: Iron: Raw Material Price Trends, 2016 & 2021
List of Tables
Table 1: Iron Manufacturing: Raw Material Requirements
Table 2: Iron Manufacturing: Raw Material Costs
Table 3: Iron Manufacturing: Electricity Costs
Table 4: Iron Manufacturing: Steam Costs
Table 5: Iron Manufacturing: Process Water Costs
Table 6: Iron Manufacturing: Total Utility Costs
Table 7: Iron Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages
Table 8: Iron Manufacturing: Packaging Costs
Table 9: Iron Manufacturing: Transportation Costs
Table 10: Iron Manufacturing: Sales and Administration Costs
Table 11: Iron Manufacturing: Total Operating Costs
Table 12: Iron Manufacturing: Costs Related to Land and Site Development
Table 13: Iron Manufacturing: Costs Related to Civil Works
Table 14: Iron Manufacturing: Costs Related to Plant Machinery
Table 15: Iron Manufacturing: Costs Related to Auxiliary Equipment
Table 16: Iron Manufacturing: Costs Related to Electrical works and Piping
Table 17: Iron Manufacturing: Total Costs Related to Plant Machinery and Commissioning
Table 18: Iron Manufacturing: Working Capital Requirements
Table 19: Iron Manufacturing: Total Capital Investment Required
Table 20: Iron Manufacturing: Total Production Cost
Table 21: Iron Manufacturing: Raw Material Suppliers
Table 22: Iron Manufacturing: Machinery Suppliers