By volume, China's annual casting output has been the highest in the world for the past ten years. China produced 16.3 million tons of castings in 2002, equal to the United States' and Japan's combined output. This increased steadily to 46.2 million tons in 2014. Due to excess production capacity, China's casting output was declined to reach 45.6 million tons in 2015, negative growth for the first time in ten years. Output continue to decline in 2016, with a drop of 0.7% from 2015. In 2017, China's casting output was expected to reach 45.2 million tons. This overall slight increase in output drove annualized revenue growth for the Iron and Steel Casting industry of 4.1% over the five years through 2017 to $119.9 billion...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Iron and Steel Casting industry has a low level of concentration. The top four firms that operate in this industry accounted for 1.8% of industry revenue in 2017. This is due to the large number of small and medium-sized businesses, with revenue spread across a large number of participants. There are many manufacturers that operate on a small scale and are privately owned. The majority of these manufactures lack of substantial capital, technology and employees, and only produce one or a few types of product.The low industry concentration level also reflects the diverse nature of the industry's products. Firms tend to focus on particular markets or modes of production. Eco...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Iron & Steel Casting Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Iron & Steel Casting Industry are

  • Effective quality control
  • Involvement of all stakeholders
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Manufacturing and World price of iron ore in the Iron & Steel Casting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Iron & Steel Casting Industry?

    Firms in the Iron and Steel Casting industry cast iron or steel and manufacture steel or iron products. The manufacture of cast iron and steel products involves melting the metal to be used, pouring it into a mold, letting it cool and then knocking out the casting. Final cast products that are manufactured in this industry include pipes, valves, parts, components, hydraulic pressure units and pneumatic units.

    Industry Products
  • Finished and semi-finished iron products
  • Finished and semi-finished steel products
  • Other casting products
  • Industry Activities
  • iron castings
  • steel castings
  • finished and semi-finished iron products
  • finished and semi-finished steel products
  • Alloy casting products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Manufacturing
  • World price of iron ore
  • Merchandise Trade - Balance (Exports - Imports)
  • Downstream Demand - Automobile and Light Duty Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Labor Productivity - Iron and Steel Casting and Forging
  • Upstream Supply - Metal Ore Mining

  • Current Performance
    International tradeMajor technical progress
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Iron & Steel Casting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Iron & Steel Casting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Bearing Manufacturing
  • Mining Equipment Manufacturing
  • Construction Equipment Manufacturing
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Iron and Steel Smelting
  • Iron Ore Mining

  • Products & Services
  • Finished and semi-finished iron products
  • Finished and semi-finished steel products
  • Other casting products
  • Chart: Iron & Steel Casting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Automobile manufacturers
  • Construction firms
  • Machinery manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Iron & Steel Casting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Iron & Steel Casting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Start-up costs
  • Regulations
  • Customer relationships
  • Quality certification

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Iron & Steel Casting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Xinxing Ductile Iron Pipes Co. Ltd., Anhui Yingliu Group, Kolbenschmidt Pierburg Shanghai Nonferrous Components Co., Ltd., Tianrui Group, China South Industries Group Corporation,
  • Table: Xinxing Ductile Iron Pipes Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Anhui Yingliu Group - financial performance
  • Table: Kolbenschmidt Pierburg Shanghai Nonferrous Components Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Tianrui Group - financial performance
  • Table: China South Industries Group Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Iron & Steel Casting 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 Iron & Steel Casting Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Casting Output (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Batch Production
  • The manufacturing technique of creating a component at a workstation before it is moved onto the next production step.
  • Casting
  • The pouring of molten metal into a mold, where it solidifies into the shape of the mold.
  • Mass Production
  • The manufacture of goods in large quantities, often using standardized design and assembly-line techniques.
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