In 2016, the iron, steel and malleable foundries of the CAEF member states produced 11.4 m. tons of castings. Compared to the year before, this corresponds to a 2.8% decrease in production weight. The six countries that dominate the industry in terms of weight, namely Germany, Turkey, France, Italy, Spain and Poland, account for 84.7% of the production of ferrous metal castings.
In 2016, non-ferrous metal foundries in the CAEF member states booked a production increase of
3.8% to more than 4.2 m. tons. In the countries that dominate the production of non-ferrous metal castings, namely Germany and Italy, the output account for 52.0% of the total volume.
The share of cast iron with lamellar graphite in the output total of iron and steel castings was 51%, the same share as in the two years before. Correspondingly, the share of ductile cast iron was stable (42%). The steel sector logged a share of 7%.
The production of castings made of non-ferrous metal alloys is still dominated by light metals. The share was up from 88% to 89%.
+ 104 M tons Metal castings produced globally (85 M in 2005) 16 of world production casted in CAEF