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Metal Foundry and Castings Manufacturers

SIC 3320 | NAICS 331500

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Ferrous Metal Foundry Products Manufacturing  (view report)
Nonferrous Metal Foundry Products Manufacturing  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Penton Media
Foundry Management & Technology
Monthly trade publication features news and information for executive, management, purchasing, and process control personnel, with special features including the annual "Business Outlook Survey" (December issue) which is included in the "Feature" section of the magazine and can be viewed free online with registration.

Primary Metals Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Modern Casting Magazine
Monthly trade publication provides news and information for foundry and metalcasting personnel, with special features including summary highlights from the annual "Metalcasting Forecast & Trends Report" published in the January issue. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available online.

Metalcasting Forecast & Trends
Comprehensive annual publication provides historical trend data and multi-year forecasts for all metal groups (e.g., iron, steel, aluminum, copper, zinc, lead, magnesium, etc.) and also includes information on business demographics, imports and exports, global shipments, production plants by nation, top producers, and consuming industries by NAICS code. Table of contents and executive summary can be viewed free online.

Euromonitor International
Casting of Metals in the US
Market research report analyzes key trends and developments for the U.S. metal casting industry, with topics covered including industry overview and trends, product segmentation, key market indicators, company demographics, competitive landscape, industry prospects, five-year forecasts of market trends and market growth. Sample report and table of contents can be viewed free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Foundries and Metal Castings Manufacturers  Search for "3315"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Foundries  Search for "3315"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for firms in this manufacturing sector. Print edition includes five years of historical data, with the most recent year's data broken down by sales and assets size range. Online reports also include a cash flow analysis and the option for additional breakdowns by region. Sample report can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Survey of Wages and Economic Benefits
Annual survey provides wage and benefits information for production personnel in the U.S. and Canada, with survey data broken out by type of metal (e.g., steel, iron, nonferrous, or combination), foundry size, union status, and geographic region. Table of contents and job descriptions are available free online.

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