04 April, 2019
RALEIGH, North Carolina, April 4, 2019 - The current market for ferrous casting, a compound that is made using the sand-casting process, is currently estimated at 62.44 MMT, according to Beroe Inc., a procurement intelligence firm. The current total market size for non-ferrous castings is estimated to be 49.06 MMT to grow at a CAGR of 1 - 2 percent to 51.12 MMT. Automobile and industrial machinery are two major end-use industries, which serves as a key demand driver for the sand castings production.
Almost 70 percent of ferrous castings and 25 percent of the non-ferrous castings are molded using the sand casting process, and China contributes to nearly 45 - 47 percent of the global sand castings production. In the case of the ferrous castings, China is followed by India, whereas the US takes the second position in producing non-ferrous castings.
Beroe, which is based in North Carolina, further stated that procurement experts can access this report on its recently launched market intelligence platform Beroe LiVE: live.beroeinc.com
The material is the major cost driver for the castings industry, which includes both direct materials such as pig iron, ferrous scrap, aluminum, etc. and indirect materials such as sand, resins, etc. Energy is another major cost driver, which affects the cost of the castings. The energy cost varies according to the metal used (higher for ductile iron compared to GI castings) and the type of molding method.
On a global level, the intensity of rivalry across the whole industry is high due to the fragmented domestic supply and high competition from low-cost foreign suppliers. Manufacturers compete by offering various value-added services and differentiate themselves from rivals on the basis of cost and product quality.
The research methodology adopted for the report included:
There are two types of contract structures that are followed in the sand castings industry. The contract structure varies from a one-time shipment to yearly contract or long-term contracts based on the client requirement. The price change occurs on a monthly basis depending on the rise or fall of sand castings process in the case of long-term contracts. In one-time orders, the price remains constant from the date of order to the date of delivery.
The report also includes:
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