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Industrial Castings:
United States

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Industry Overview
Industry Size and Trends | Product Segmentation | Casting Methods
Competing Technologies | Trade

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Industry Forecasts
Market Environment | Product Forecasts

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Industry Composition | Industry Leaders | Additional Companies Cited
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Industrial Castings: United States

ABOUT THIS REPORT

Scope & Method


This report forecasts US shipments of, and demand for, industrial castings in US dollars
at the manufacturers level to 2017. For the purposes of this report, the terms
shipments and production are used interchangeably. Total shipments are segmented
by product in terms of:

ductile iron pressure pipe


other ductile iron castings
steel investment castings
other ferrous castings
aluminum die castings
other die castings
aluminum castings
copper castings
other nonferrous castings.

Excluded from the report are castings produced with plastic, plaster, or other nonmetal
materials, and used for applications such as molds, scale models, and toys.
For the purposes of this report, die cast metals exclusively encompass nonferrous
metals.
To illustrate historical trends, total shipments are provided in an annual series from
2002 to 2012; demand and the various shipments segments are reported at five-year
intervals for 2007 and 2012. Forecasts emanate from the identification and analysis of
pertinent statistical relationships and other historical trends/events as well as their
expected progression/impact over the forecast period. Changes in quantities between
reported years of a given total or segment are typically provided in terms of five-year
compound annual growth rates (CAGRs). For the sake of brevity, forecasts are
generally stated in smoothed CAGR-based descriptions to the forecast year, such as
demand is projected to rise 3.2% annually through 2017. The result of any particular
year over that period, however, may exhibit volatility and depart from a smoothed, longterm trend, as historical data typically illustrate.
Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided at five-year intervals with CAGRs for
the years corresponding to other reported figures. Other various topics, including
profiles of pertinent leading suppliers, are covered in this report. A full outline of report
items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

2013 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.

Industrial Castings: United States

Sources
Industrial Castings: United States represents the synthesis and analysis of data from
various primary, secondary, macroeconomic, and demographic sources including:

firms participating in the industry


government/public agencies
national, regional, and international non-governmental organizations
trade associations and their publications
the business and trade press
The Freedonia Group Consensus Forecasts dated April 2013
the findings of other industry studies by The Freedonia Group.

Specific sources and additional resources are listed in the Resources section of this
publication for reference and to facilitate further research.

Industry Codes
The topic of this report is related to the following industry codes:
NAICS/SCIAN 2007
North American Industry Classification System

SIC
Standard Industry Codes

331511
331512
331513
331521
331522

3321
3322
3324
3325
3363
3364

331524
331525
331528

Iron Foundries
Steel Investment Foundries
Steel Foundries (except Investment)
Aluminum Die-Casting Foundries
Nonferrous (except Aluminum) DieCasting Foundries
Aluminum Foundries (except DieCasting)
Copper Foundries (except Die-Casting)
Other Nonferrous Foundries (except
Die-Casting)

3365
3366
3369

Gray and Ductile Iron Foundries


Malleable Iron Foundries
Steel Investment Foundries
Steel Foundries, NEC
Aluminum Die-Castings
Nonferrous Die-Castings, Except
Aluminum
Aluminum Foundries
Copper Foundries
Nonferrous Foundries, Except Aluminum
and Copper

Copyright & Licensing


The full report is protected by copyright laws of the United States of America and
international treaties. The entire contents of the publication are copyrighted by The
Freedonia Group, Inc.

2013 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.

Industrial Castings: United States

Table of Contents
Section

Page

Highlights....................................................................................................................................................... 1
Industry Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 2
Industry Size & Trends............................................................................................................................. 2
Chart 1 | United States: Industrial Castings Shipment Trends, 2002-2012 ........................................ 2
Product Segmentation ............................................................................................................................. 3
Chart 2 | United States: Industrial Castings Shipments by Type, 2012 ............................................. 3
Ductile Iron Pressure Pipe. ................................................................................................................. 4
Other Ductile Iron Castings................................................................................................................. 5
Steel Investment Castings. ................................................................................................................. 5
Other Ferrous Castings. ..................................................................................................................... 6
Aluminum Die Castings. ..................................................................................................................... 7
Other Die Castings. ............................................................................................................................ 8
Aluminum Castings. ............................................................................................................................ 8
Copper Castings. ................................................................................................................................ 8
Other Nonferrous Castings. ................................................................................................................ 9
Casting Methods .................................................................................................................................... 10
Competing Technologies ....................................................................................................................... 12
Trade ...................................................................................................................................................... 14
Chart 3 | United States: Industrial Castings Trade (million dollars) .................................................. 14
Industry Forecasts ....................................................................................................................................... 15
Market Environment ............................................................................................................................... 15
Table 1 | United States: Key Indicators for Industrial Castings Shipments (billion dollars) .............. 15
Product Forecasts .................................................................................................................................. 16
Table 2 | United States: Industrial Castings Supply & Demand (million dollars) .............................. 16
Ductile Iron Pressure Pipe. ............................................................................................................... 16
Other Ductile Iron Castings............................................................................................................... 17
Steel Investment Castings. ............................................................................................................... 17
Other Ferrous Castings. ................................................................................................................... 17
Aluminum Die Castings. ................................................................................................................... 18
Other Die Castings. .......................................................................................................................... 18
Aluminum Castings. .......................................................................................................................... 19
Copper Castings. .............................................................................................................................. 19
Other Nonferrous Castings. .............................................................................................................. 19
Industry Structure ........................................................................................................................................ 21
Industry Composition ............................................................................................................................. 21
Industry Leaders .................................................................................................................................... 22
Alcoa Incorporated............................................................................................................................ 22
Precision Castparts Corporation ....................................................................................................... 23
Allegheny Technologies Incorporated .............................................................................................. 24
Additional Companies Cited................................................................................................................... 25
Resources ................................................................................................................................................... 26
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