2004 was a positive year for the globalcasting industry.The results from 2004 showed that total globaltonnage (represented by census participants)appeared to increase by 8.4% with nine of the top10 producers revealing increases in production in2004. Overall, 25 of the33 responding nations’metalcasting industries experiencedgrowth.
This year’s list of nationsincludes the additionsof Lithuania andSlovakia. Last reporting in2001, Canada also re-enteredwith current data for2004. Failing to respondwere Russia, Thailand andUkraine, but they remainlisted by their most recentreporting data.
Source: Modern Casting
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