US industrial castings demand will reach $35 billion in 2011 supported by gains in smaller markets such as aerospace and electrical/electronic equipment. Shipments of nonferrous types will accelerate, led by magnesium-based castings. Ferrous castings will continue to lose market share to nonferrous| both in value and tonnage.
This study analyzes the 15.8 billion ton US industrial castings industry. It presents historical demand data (1996| 2001| 2006) and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by casting type (ductile| iron| gray iron| steel investment| malleable iron| die) and market (e.g.| industrial machinery| motor vehicles| electrical and electronic equipment| construction and HVAC| primary and fabricated metals| aerospace).
The study also considers market environment factors| details industry structure| evaluates company market share and profiles 38 major players including General Motors| Alcoa| Precision Castparts| ThyssenKrupp AG| INTERMET| AMSTED Industries| Grede Foundries| and Leggett & Platt.