|Title:||Global share of metal-castings production by metal type in percentages and tons for 2010|
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XX% Nonferrous: XX.X million tons
XX% Steel: XX.X million tons
XX% Ductile Iron: XX.X million tons
XX% Gray Iron: XX.X million tons
Gray iron continues to be the largest contributing material
to global production, at XX.X million of the XX.X
million-ton total. Steel and nonferrous materials each
showed a X% decredse from last year, while ductile and
gray iron both showed a X% increase.
Note: Table made from pie chart.
World casting production increased XX.X% from 2009 to 2010, an indication the world is coming out of the recent economic downturn, according to this year's MODERN CASTING Census of World Casting Production. However, total world casting production, XX.X million metric tons, is still down from the 2008 total of XX.X million metric tons and the peak point in 2007 of XX.X million metric tons.
Of the XX countries that provided census data, only four countries reported a decrease in casting production, which is opposite of 2009's reports, when only five nations reported growth. Canada, Noway, Serbia and Slovenia reported decreases. Taiwan showed the biggest growth, increasing its casting production by XX%. Likewise, Brazil saw significant gains from 2009, showing a XX% casting production increase.
The top-XX list is virtually unchanged from last year, with Germany, Japan and Russia reshuffling their order in the number four, five and six spots. China, India and the U.S. are still first, second and third, and Brazil, Korea, France and Italy hold the seventh through XXth spots. The top-XX nations produced XX% of the global total, the same percentage as in 2009.
Across the board, nations have increased their metalcasting productivity per plant since 2009. Germany remains the clear leader in productivity, with X,XXX tons per plant. Brazil has increased its productivity (calculated as total tonnage divided by number of plants) by XX% and produces X,XXX tons per plant. The U.S. is third in productivity, at X,XXX tons per plant.
The breakdown of world casting production by metal has remained similar to 2009, with gray iron taking up XX% of the total XX.X million tons.
After four straight years of reducing its casting producing, the U.S. reported an XX.X% increase. India continues to make significant production gains, and its XX% increase puts it in second place.
The data reported in the XXth Census of World Casting Production is supplied by each nation's metalcasting association or similar representatives. Countries that did not participate this year were Denmark, Mongolia, Russia and Ukraine. These countries remain listed according to the last year they participated.
New to the List
New to the census list this year is Pakistan. Producing XXX,XXX metric tons, Pakistan falls midrange among the other surveyed countries. Seventy percent of the country's casting production is gray iron for use in the sugar mill, automotive, agriculture, cement and chemical industries. However, with a total of X,XXX operating facilities in the country, its tonnage per plant is just XXX.
With few exceptions, casting production dipped in 2009 across the board. The current casting data from 2010 shows countries making slight production increases, but production is still not back to pre-2008 levels. The top two producers, China and India, are the exception. Germany, regaining its position at number five after its drop to six last year, showed XX% growth, although the country is still not above 2008 levels. In a year that included a devastating earthquake, Japan saw X.X% growth. Prior to 2012, Japan's production had been decreasing since its peak in 2006.
Some countries, however, have been unfazed by the economy. Countries above their 2008 production numbers include China, Hungary, India, Korea, Portugal and Turkey. China, India, Korea and Portugal showed growth in 2009, when every other nation experienced a decreased in casting production from the previous year.
Gray Iron Ductile Steel Copper Iron Base
XX,XXX,XXX XX,XXX,XXX XX,XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX
Aluminum Magnesium Zinc Other Total Nonferrous
XX,XXX,XXX XXX,XXX XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX XX,XXX,XXX
Country Gray Iron Ductile Steel Copper Iron Base
Brazil X,XXX,XXX XXX,XXX XXX,XXX XX,XXX
Canada XXX,XXX - XX,XXX XX,XXX
Mexico XXX,XXX XX,XXX XX,XXX XXX,XXX
United States X,XXX,XXX X,XXX,XXX XXX,XXX XXX,XXX
Country Alumimum Magnesium Zinc Other Total Nonferrous
Brazil XXX,XXX X,XXX X.XXX - X.XXX.XXX
Canada XXX,XXX - - - XXX,XXX
Mexico XXX,XXX XXX X,XXX - X,XXX,XXX
United States X,XXX,XXX XXX,XXX XXX,XXX XX,XXX X,XXX,XXX
Country Gray Iron Ductile Steel Iron
Austria XX,XXX XX,XXX X XX,XXX
Belgium XX,XXX X,XXX XX,XXX
Bosnia and Herzegovina XX,XXX XXX X,XXX
Croatia XX,XXX XX,XXX X,XXX
Czech Republic XXX,XXX XX,XXX XX,XXX
Denmark * XX,XXX XX,XXX - ...