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

The Ferrous Metal Foundry Products industry in Canada, which sells iron and steel castings to manufacturing and construction industries, has struggled with fluctuating demand and increased import competition over the five years to 2017. Foreign competition from low-cost producers in China and India has increasingly challenged domestic operators for market share. Finally, volatile input prices have made it difficult for companies to plan their budgets. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is forecast to decline...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite moderate revenue growth, the industry will struggle with significant challenges
  • By focusing on more advanced and reliable products, operators have been able to boost exports
  • Ferrous castings are facing growing competition from nonferrous metal castings in certain applications
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Ferrous Metal Foundry Products industry in Canada is mature. Industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to increase at an annualized rate of 1.2% over the 10 years to 2022. During the same period, Canadian GDP is projected to rise at a much faster annualized rate of 1.9%, indicating that the industry is declining against the overall economy. Though the IVA indicates a slowly declining trend, the industry's products are still necessary for several important sectors. The volatile commodity prices significantly affect industry revenue and therefore, the recent drastic declines in iron ore and steel prices have pushed industry revenue downward more significantly than previous periods...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ferrous Metal Foundry Products Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ferrous Metal Foundry Products Industry are

  • Effective quality control
  • Involvement of all stakeholders
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of nonresidential construction and World price of steel in the Ferrous Metal Foundry Products industry impact industry performance..

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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 products
  • Ductile iron foundry products
  • Steel foundry products
  • Investment cast steel foundry products
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing iron castings
  • Manufacturing steel castings
  • Manufacturing finished iron products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • World price of steel
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • World price of iron ore

  • Current Performance
  • Battling volatility
  • International competition
  • Challenging landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry consolidation
  • Heightened competition
  • Table: Ferrous Metal Foundry Products Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ferrous Metal Foundry Products Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Bridge & Elevated Highway Construction in Canada
  • Valve Manufacturing in Canada
  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Mining, Oil & Gas Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing in Canada
  • Pump & Compressor Manufacturing in Canada
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing in Canada
  • Train, Subway & Transit Car Manufacturing in Canada
  • Road & Highway Construction in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ball Bearing Manufacturing in Canada
  • Electric Power Transmission in Canada
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Sand & Gravel Mining in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Ductile iron foundry products
  • Grey iron foundry products
  • Investment cast steel foundry products
  • Steel foundry products
  • Chart: Ferrous Metal Foundry Products Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Transportation equipment
  • Machinery equipment
  • All Other
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ferrous Metal Foundry Products Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ferrous Metal Foundry Products

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ferrous Metal Foundry Products Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ferrous Metal Foundry Products Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Ferrous Metal Foundry Products Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of steel (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Captive Foundry
  • Type of foundry that operates under a larger manufacturer and produces specific castings on a mass scale to be used in the manufacturer's production process.
  • Casting
  • The process of pouring molten metal into a mould, allowing it to cool and then removing it to produce a metal shape.
  • Ductile Iron
  • Iron that has been made more flexible by the addition of magnesium.
  • Ferrous
  • Metal that contains iron.
  • Grey Iron
  • Iron with a high carbon content and relatively low tensile strength that is prone to fracture.
  • Ingot
  • Semi-processed metal shapes that usually require further shaping, such as cold and hot working, cutting or milling, to produce a useful final product.
  • Jobbing Foundry
  • Type of foundry that produces a variety of castings in small quantities for a range of customers.
  • Nonferrous
  • Metal other than iron and steel.
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