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Metal Casting Market Trends

ID: MRFR//6642-CR | 100 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale| April 2022

Global Metal Casting Market Overview


Metal Casting Market size was valued at USD 375.37 billion in 2023. The metal casting industry is projected to grow from USD 398.59 Billion in 2024 to USD 644.24 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.19% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The automobile industry's rising demand for aluminum and the expansion of the main end-use industries are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Metal Casting Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Metal Casting Market Trends




  • Growing manufacturing segment to boost market growth




By using cut-out moulds and metal casting, any desired 3D metal shape can be created for the production of goods for many industries. It's used to make lamp poles, bus pedals, and other things in addition to train wheels and vehicle parts. China, India, and the United States are the top metal casting suppliers. Casting is a typical essential step in the manufacturing of many goods. Casting of various parts is used in the production of over 90% of all durable goods. A few additional industries, including as defence, agriculture, oil & gas, aerospace, railroad, healthcare, and transportation, in addition to the automotive, construction, and mining sectors, have a wide range of applications for metal casting in the production of various parts.


Further, several conventional methods of die metal casting will be replaced by growing additive manufacturing, often known as 3D printing. As comparison to investments in die metal casting, 3D printing produces results that are more powerful and lifelike. Any form of silicone, composite material, metal, plastic, and sand may now be printed using technology in power-based additive manufacturing. It provides manufacturers with the ability for flexible designing, rapid prototyping, waste minimization, lightweight and strong parts, easy access, and cost-effectiveness, which is restricting demand for metal casting.


Therefore, increasing demand from manufacturing industries has enhanced the metal casting market CAGR across the globe in the recent years.


HoweverTechnological advancements, disruptions, changing consumer preferences, and rapid growth in disposable income are expected to drive market revenue growth of the Metal Casting market revenue.


Metal Casting Market Segment Insights


Metal Casting Material Type Insights


The Metal Casting market segmentation, based on Materialtype, Cast Iron, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Zinc, Magnesium. The cast iron industry contributed the most to total income. Cast iron, which is used in lost foam casting or sand casting, is a mixture of carbon, silicon, manganese, and other impurities, including phosphorus and sulphur. Due to its lower melting point, castability, good fluidity, machinability, deformation resistance, wear resistance, and other properties, cast iron is also used in machines, pipes, industry parts for automobiles, gearbox cases, and cylinder heads, these are the major contributions in respect to the Metal Casting market revenue.


Figure 1: Metal Casting Market, by Material type, 2023 & 2032 (USD billion)Metal Casting Market, by Material typeSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


June 2022: NanoAL, Nikkei MC Aluminium Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Corporation RtM Japan Ltd. commenced  a partnership for the commercialization and development of innovative die-casting aluminium alloys to target various emerging applications, such as electronics and automotive.


Metal Casting Process Insights


The Metal Casting market segmentation, based on Process, includes Sand Casting, Die Casting, Shell Mold Casting, Gravity Casting, Vacuum Casting. In terms of revenue share in 2021, sand casting ranked first. The casting method reduces the cost of tools and allows for the recycling of scrap while allowing varying sizes of metal components to construct complicated designs. Sand casting is also used in the manufacturing of air compressor pistons, impellers, blowers, bearings, cams, engine oil pans, gears, valves, screw nuts, and mining machine parts. These applications are likely to support the segment's expected revenue growth. Throughout the projection period, the die casting segment is anticipated to experience moderate revenue growth. The vacuum casting market is anticipated to grow at a moderate rate in terms of revenue during the projected period. This casting process is widely employed in the automotive industry. Some limited batches of useful pieces are produced using this casting technique. Hence, rising development in these segments positively impacts the market growth.


Metal Casting End-Use Industry Insights


The Metal Casting market data has been bifurcated by End-Use Industry into Automotive & Transportation, Building & Construction, Mining, Equipment & Machine, Consumer Goods. In 2021, the automotive and transportation category had the biggest revenue share. The largest market for metal casting parts is the worldwide automotive sector. For the production of various small parts in buses, cars, trucks, and other vehicles, there is an increasing demand for lightweight die castings in the automotive industry. Furthermore, complicated, lightweight, and high tensile structural components are needed for the aircraft sector. Die casting with aluminium and magnesium stimulates the production of lightweight, fuel-efficient aircraft. Many applications and rapid automotive industry expansion are anticipated to fuel this segment's revenue growth.


Metal Casting Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The Asia-Pacific Metal Casting Market accounted for USD 145.23 billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period. It held 45.80% of the entire market. Asia Pacific is the most advantageous region for manufacturers to set up production facilities since it is characterised by the presence of skilled workers at a low cost. Moreover, China Metal Casting market held the largest market share, and the India Metal Casting market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are: The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: METAL CASTING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023 (%) METAL CASTING MARKET SHARE BY REGIONSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Metal Casting market accounts for the second-largest market share. The demand for commercial vehicles is rising throughout Europe as a result of the expanding industrial sector and the expansion of business operations in logistics. This in turn serves as one of the important drivers of market expansion. Further, the Germany Metal Casting market held the largest market share, and the UK Metal Casting market was the fastest growing market in the European region.


Throughout the projected period, the North American Metal Casting Market is anticipated to have stable revenue growth. Heavy machinery used in agriculture and construction as well as automobiles, trucks, engines, and railroad cars are all processed using metal casting, which is a crucial element of the process. Further, the US Metal Casting market held the largest market share, and the Canada Metal Casting market was the fastest growing market in the region.


Metal Casting Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the metal casting market to grow even more. Market participants are also taking a range of strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the Metal Casting industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


One of the primary business strategies adopted by manufacturers in the Metal Casting industry to benefit clients and expand the market sector is to manufacture locally to reduce operating costs. In recent years, Metal Casting industry has provided with outcomes with some of the most significant benefits. The Metal Casting market major player such as Alcast Technologies, Dynacast, ArcelorMittal, POSCO, and Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd are working to expand the market demand by investing in research and development activities.


Dynacast, An international producer of precisely manufactured metal components is Dynacast, a Form Technologies Company. They provide reliable solutions for a variety of industries, such as automotive, consumer electronics, and healthcare, by utilising their own die cast processes. Zinc, aluminium, and magnesium are used in the production of high-precision die cast parts by Dynacast. If we talk about the size of those parts, let's say from hand size down to nearly nothing. We definitely have some components that are very, very difficult to see.


Also, POSCO, originally known as Pohang Iron and Steel Company Ltd., is one of the top steel manufacturers in the world. Over 26 million tonnes of hot- and cold-rolled steel products, including coil, plate, wire rod, electrical sheets, and stainless steel, are produced by the firm each year. The shipbuilding, automobile, and home appliance industries in Korea use around 72% of the steel produced by POSCO; the remaining 26% is exported to about 60 other nations. Also, POSCO runs a large number of international joint ventures and subsidiaries. Since then, the company has concentrated on developing alliances with other steel producers, expanded its selection of steel products with added value, and withdrawn from joint ventures and non-performing enterprises. POSCO is also rapidly expanding in China.


Key Companies in the Metal Casting Market includes



Metal Casting Industry Developments


October 2020: The Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), which will be operated by bp, has been founded by Equinor, National Grid, Shell, and Total. Its goal is to build offshore carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage infrastructure in the UK North Sea.


February 2021: Clearlake announces the formation of Newfold Digital and completes the acquisition of Endurance International Group and strategic investment transactions with Web.com and affiliates of Siris.



July 2023: The American Foundry Society (AFS) announced the launch of a new initiative to promote the use of additive manufacturing in metal casting. The initiative, called AM for Metal Casting, aims to help metalcasters adopt additive manufacturing technologies to improve their products and processes.

Metal Casting Market Segmentation


Metal Casting Material Type Outlook




  • Cast Iron




  • Aluminum




  • Stainless Steel




  • Zinc




  • Magnesium




Metal Casting Process Outlook




  • Sand Casting




  • Die Casting




  • Shell Mold Casting




  • Gravity Casting




  • Vacuum Casting




Metal Casting End-Use Industry Outlook




  • Automotive & Transportation




  • Building & Construction




  • Mining




  • Equipment & Machine




  • Consumer Goods




Metal Casting Regional Outlook




  • North America




    • US




    • Canada






  • Europe




    • Germany




    • France




    • UK




    • Italy




    • Spain




    • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific




    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





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