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TOP-10 CASTING PRODUCERS 1. China


41,260,000 tons Gray iron:


Ductile iron: 10,375,000 tons Steel:


2,009,500 tons 5,395,000 tons


Nonferrous: 5,395,000 tons 2. U.S.


10,008,000 tons Gray iron:


Nonferrous: 3. India


9,994,000 tons Gray iron:


7. Brazil


Ductile iron: 3,841,000 tons Steel:


3,064,000 tons 977,000 tons


2,126,000 tons


Ductile iron: 1,090,000 tons Steel:


Nonferrous: 900,000 tons


4. Japan 5,474, 008 tons Gray iron:


9. Italy


Ductile iron: 1,635,500 tons Steel:


2,229,758 tons 218,181 tons


Nonferrous: 1,390,569 tons


5. Germany 5,466,696 tons Gray iron:


Ductile iron: 1,698,235 tons Steel:


2,576,150 tons 217,548 tons


Nonferrous: 974,763 tons


6,864,000 tons 1,140,000 tons


6. Russia 4,300,000 tons Gray iron:


Ductile iron: 897,840 tons Steel:


3,343,685 tons Gray iron:


2,198,160 tons 731,000 tons


Nonferrous: 473,000 tons


Ductile iron: 812,467 tons Steel:


8. Korea 2,340,200 tons Gray iron:


1,986,733 tons 270,302 tons


Nonferrous: 274,183 tons


Ductile iron: 652,000 tons Steel:


2,213,287 tons Gray iron:


Ductile iron: 469,051 tons Steel:


692,298 tons 73,658 tons


Nonferrous: 978,280 tons


10. France 2,046,826 tons Gray iron:


Ductile iron: 831,600 tons Steel:


734,500 tons 108,900 tons


Nonferrous: 371,826 tons


1,076,600 tons 160,600 tons


Nonferrous: 451,000 tons


Russia: 4.3 million tons Europe: 15.9 million tons


North America: 12.4 million tons


India: 10 million tons Brazil: 3.3 million tons China: 41.3 million tons Japan: 5.5 million tons


Europe’s total production is 10% below 2008 levels, and North America’s production is down 7% vs. 2008. Russia remains nearly 45% below the production level reported in 2008, with China (23%) and India (47%) showing the most impressive gains.


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