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iron production trends to ductile at 18,200 metric tons vs. 2,700 metric tons gray iron.


Economic Rebound Global casting production has returned to pre-2008


Gray iron (the calculation includes malleable iron) continues to be the largest contributing material to global production, at 47.3 million of the 98.6 million-ton total. Ductile iron remained close to 2010 levels and steel showed a slight decrease in tonnage, while nonferrous materials increased by more than 1 million metric tons.


Europe Country


Austria Belgium


Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil


Canada* China


Croatia*


Czech Republic Denmark Finland France


Germany Hungary India Italy


Japan Korea


Mexico*


Mongolia** Norway Pakistan Portugal Romania Russia* Serbia


Slovakia Slovenia


South Africa Sweden


Switzerland Turkey


United Kingdom United States TOTALS


levels, but some countries continue to lag. Despite a dev- astating tsunami and nuclear disaster, Japan showed 15% growth in 2011, yet the country remains below its 2008 level. Among the other top 10 producers, U.S. casting volumes have not yet exceeded the 2008 fi gure. Russia re- mains signifi cantly below its 2008 volume, while China, India and Korea have exceeded their prerecession levels. Other countries reporting production above their 2008 volumes include Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa and Turkey. 


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Iron Steel Nonferrous Total 27


19 4


545 38 -


15


86 9


14 96


215 24 -


4 7 6


201 27 -


3


33 -


6


37 53 7 -


154 43 808 515 175 24 7


78


145 167 15 3


1,700 35 51 -


16 12 12


43 32 18


597 226s


* 2010 data ** 2009 data s = includes steel Jan/Feb 2013 | METAL CASTING DESIGN & PURCHASING | 39


50 7


43 -


15 7 3


53 13 4


68 -


643 362 6,130 1,459


39 7 3


579 110 -


24 59 11


16 311


344 37 -


914


1,227 230 339 3 8


150 39 55 -


17


32 50 84 72 50


395 210


1,005 6,371


70 33 13


1,325 175


30,000 42


178 20 36


444 612 67


4,500 1,111


2,113 890 681 42 18


1,900 81


149


1,240 48 51


65


180 117 72


665 436


2,010 49,391


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