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AFS report indicates US metalcasting industry growth forecast

03 Feb 2014

According to a report from the American Foundry Society (AFS), U.S. metal casting sales are projected to top $37 billion in 2016, boosted by growth in the ductile iron, compacted graphite iron, aluminum and copper-base alloy markets.

The report, AFS Metalcasting Forecast & Trends, is compiled annually to give metal casting businesses and suppliers an industry outlook by alloy and end-use market.

The 2014 edition contains:

  • Forecasts for all metal groups and shipment projections through 2022

  • Export and import forecasts (by demand and shipments)

  • Forecast data by major casting consuming markets

  • International foundry data (casting shipments, labour rates, etc.)

AFS Metalcasting Forecast & Trends is available to download through AFS' e-store.




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