Ferrous Metal Foundry Products in Canada: Market Research Report

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Ferrous Metal Foundry Products in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 33151CA | Jan 2015

Heavy metal: Lower raw material costs have helped expand industry profit margins

IBISWorld’s Ferrous Metal Foundry Products market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Ferrous Metal Foundry Products industry has struggled with fluctuating demand and prices for iron and steel since 2010. Deteriorating prices for steel products in 2013 and iron products in 2014 contributed to drops in revenue. However, lower raw material costs, particularly for iron, have helped expand industry profit margins. Conditions for the Ferrous Metal Foundry Products industry are not expected to markedly improve over the next five years. Despite rising demand for iron and steel castings worldwide, excess supply of ferrous metals is expected to cause iron ore prices to trend downward and steel prices to only moderately rise, which will alleviate upward pressure on selling prices for industry products... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Ferrous Metal Foundry Products industry has moderate barriers to entry. The construction of a new foundry is costly and the scale of investment into casting equipment and machinery is significant, deterring potential entrants who lack the required capital. Import competition limits potential entrants' ability to succeed in producing low-value, high-volume castings, while close relationships between foundries and downstream manufacturers limits potential entrants' ability to develop customer-specific casting equipment.

Foundries in this industry have developed strong relationships with downstream manufacturers, making it difficult for potential entrants to establish a customer base... purchase to read more


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What is the Ferrous Metal Foundry Products Industry?

Companies in this industry pour molten iron and steel into moulds of a desired shape to make castings. Companies purchase ferrous metal inputs from iron and steel manufacturers. The industry does not include companies that cast iron and steel they manufacture themselves.

Industry Products
Grey iron foundry productsDuctile iron foundry productsMalleable iron foundry productsCompacted graphite iron foundry productsSteel foundry productsInvestment cast steel foundry products
Industry Activities
Manufacturing iron castingsManufacturing steel castingsManufacturing finished iron products

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