Global casting production in2008 dipped below 2007’sproduction, dropping 1.5%to 93.5 million metric tonsfrom 94.9 million metric tons.Most countries reported that productionnumbers were growing or remainingsteady through the first threequarters of 2008 but began to wanein the final few months as industriesstarted to reflect the global recession.
The reduction in casting shipmentswas reflected in the top 10 nations’average production per metalcastingplant. With the exception of Braziland Korea, both of which increasedtonnage shipped, the countries’ productionfell. Germany remains themost productive nation, producing9,639 tons per metalcasting facility.
Source: Modern Casting
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