Despite the fact that total world shipmentsreportedly declined slightly to66.4 million metric tons in ’94 from 66.8million in ’93, a surprising 20 nations reportedgains in metalcasting shipments.While the world’s casting productionreportedly decreased from 1993 totals,1994’s 66.4 million compares favorablyto a 61.4 million ton total in ’92 and 49.2million in ’91.
While only five nations reported castingproduction decreases, several aremajor players that experienced ratherlarge reductions. Shipments in last year’shighest metalcasting-producing nation,the Commonwealth of IndependentStates, dropped 3.9 million.
Source: Modern Casting
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