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Iron Casting in the UK: Market Research Report

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Iron Casting Market Research Report | SIC C24.510 | Mar 2017

Imperfect cast: Growth in the current year is not enough to repair significant revenue contraction

IBISWorld’s Iron Casting market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Castings plc Castings plc market share
Chamberlin plc Chamberlin plc market share
EURAC Poole Ltd EURAC Poole Ltd market share
Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK Ltd Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Growth in the domestic automotive sector has put the brakes on revenue contraction
  • Many downstream markets have shifted towards lighter aluminium and plastic alternatives
  • Consolidation is expected to continue to take place over the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Cast iron is used in a range of engineered products, including automotive parts, tools, construction and mining equipment and heating equipment. No official statistics are available on imports and exports of iron castings because the industry covers a production process rather than a product. As a result, although the industry is highly exposed to international trade, any international trade data tends to include these castings as constituents of products or parts that are included in other industries. The largest downstream market for iron castings in the United Kingdom is motor vehicle and automotive parts manufacturers, followed by construction, farming and mining machinery manufacturers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Iron Casting industry displays a medium level of market share concentration. However, concentration varies greatly by segment. The industry manufactures a diverse range of products, which tends to reduce overall concentration. The four largest firms in the industry are estimated to account for 57.1% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Although there are a large number of small firms in the industry, the largest firms tend to have a significant position in the markets for relatively complex and sophisticated castings.

The level of market share concentration has been increasing over recent years as the number of enterprises has fallen. This suggests that the industry is consolidating. A m.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Iron Casting Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Iron Casting Industry are

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Real effective exchange rate in the Iron Casting industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Iron Casting Industry?

    Companies in this industry operate iron foundries, which produce iron products through a process called casting. This involves pouring molten ferrous metals into moulds.

    Industry Products
    Ductile iron castings Grey iron castingsMalleable iron castings
    Industry Activities
    Semi-finished iron product castingGrey iron castingSpheroidal graphite iron castingMalleable cast-iron product castingManufacturing tubes, pipes and hollow profiles and tube or pipe fittings of cast iron

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing
  • World price of iron ore
  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Cast-iron competition
  • Iron ore
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Mixed demand
  • Global growth
  • Trade
  • Table: Iron Casting Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Iron Casting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Tool Manufacturing
  • Tap & Valve Manufacturing
  • Mining, Quarrying & Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Ductile iron castings
  • Grey iron castings
  • Malleable iron castings
  • Chart: Iron Casting Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Other
  • Construction, farming and mining equipment manufacturers
  • Water and sewerage companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Iron Casting Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Iron Casting
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Iron Casting Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Castings plc
    Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK Ltd
    EURAC Poole Ltd
    Chamberlin plc
  • Table: Castings plc - financial performance
  • Table: Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: EURAC Poole Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Chamberlin plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Iron Casting Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Iron Casting Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Cast Iron
  • Iron or a ferrous alloy that has been heated and poured into a mould. It has a higher carbon content than steel.
  • Grey Iron
  • The commonest form of cast iron. Its name comes from the grey colour that appears when it fractures because of the presence of graphite.
  • Ni-Resist
  • A family of SG irons alloyed with nickel.
  • Simo Cast Iron
  • A type of SG iron that has had silicon (Si) and molybdenum (Mo) added to it, thereby increasing its heat resistance and strength at high temperatures.
  • Spheriodal Graphite (Sg) Iron
  • SG (spheroidal graphite) irons, also called ductile irons, are strong and malleable. They are also easy to cast and are at times preferred to steel castings.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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