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The European Foundry Industry 2021

Annual stat­ist­ics and national reports by the Com­mis­sion for eco­nom­ics & statistics

Cast­ing — Never end­ing value

The cast­ing pro­cess is used to make com­plex shapes
by pour­ing mol­ten metal into a mould.

Cast­ing industry moves lives

Foundries sup­ply all sec­tors of the mod­ern world, includ­ing the auto­mot­ive, aerospace, power gen­er­a­tion, rail­way, pet­ro­chem­ical, med­ical, defence and marine.

CAEF — The European Foundry Association

Umbrella organ­isa­tion of the European foundry industry, estab­lished in 1953. CAEF deals with eco­nomic, tech­nical, legal, and social issues. Its mem­ber­ship includes the national foundry asso­ci­ations from 22 European countries.


European Foundry Industry Sentiment 

In Feb­ru­ary 2024, the European Foundry Industry Sen­ti­ment Indic­ator (FISI) exper­i­enced a pleas­ing surge, with an uptick to 94.0 index points. This devel­op­ment reflects the second con­sec­ut­ive increase for the FISI, the index exper­i­ences an increase of 1.1 points, set­tling at 94.0 com­pared to 92.9 in the pre­vi­ous month.

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European Foundry Industry Sentiment 

This Janu­ary, the European Foundry Industry Sen­ti­ment Indic­ator (FISI) records a delight­ful increase, mark­ing an upswing to 92.9 index points. This adjust­ment exceeds the neg­at­ive devel­op­ment observed in Decem­ber, as the index exper­i­ences an increase of 2.9 points, set­tling at 92.9 com­pared to 90.0 the pre­vi­ous month.

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CAEF - The European Foundry Association

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