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Iron Foundries Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Iron Foundries

Overview: the U.S. Iron Foundries Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Iron Foundries: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Iron Foundries industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product Description Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Iron Foundries

Other Ductile Iron Castings

Other Gray Iron Castings

Standard Malleable Iron Castings

Iron Foundries, Not Categorized, Total

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

Resales - Sales Of Products Bought And Sold Without Further Manufacture, Processing, Or Assembly

Miscellaneous Receipts, Including Receipts For Repair Work, Sales Of Scrap And Refuse.

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Iron Foundries Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Iron Foundries companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

example price index trendline

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Iron Foundries company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Iron Foundries industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Iron Foundries measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Production Occupations 68%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 46%
Machine Tool Cutting Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5%
Metal Furnace Operators, Tenders, Pourers, and Casters 7%
Molders and Molding Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 15%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 7%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 9%
Other Production Occupations 14%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Iron Foundries Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News


  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    CF Manufacturing

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Nick in the AM: Morning fire at Caterpillar foundry in Mapleton - The Mapleton facility covers about 440 acres, according to the Caterpillar website. The foundry produces cast-iron cylinder blocks, heads and liners used in engine platforms. (01/10/2018)
    • Historic Coalbrookdale Aga foundry site up for sale - The foundry, which closed in November, was started in the 18th century by Abraham Darby I, who developed new processes for smelting iron The Aga foundry shut for the final time in November, with the 42 remaining workers leaving their boots and helmets on ... (01/09/2018)
    • WWI Centennial: Wilson Presents ‘Fourteen Points,’ House Approves Suffrage Amendment - Women drive the mail wagons and delivery wagons, deliver the post, work in in open mines, work electric walking cranes in iron foundries, sell tickets and take tickets in railway stations, act as conductors in the subway. Later Bullitt noted that female ... (01/09/2018)
    • A new iron age is dawning - Tom Dixon cast iron doorstop, £95 When German furniture designer Konstantin Grcic first visited a historic cast-iron foundry in Italy he was taken aback: “It’s a very physical place. There is something inherently raw about it all. It is huge and loud ... (01/08/2018)
    • Public hearing on Wawa's plans for Randolph convenience store, gas station starts Jan. 11 - Wawa was first founded in New Jersey in 1803 as a New Jersey iron foundry, according to its website. Nearly 100 years later, the family opened a dairy processing plant in Wawa, Pa. Its first market opened in 1964. Since then, the company has expanded to ... (01/05/2018)
    • 11 Lodge Cast Iron Items to Upgrade Your Kitchen - Whether you're a new chef or seasoned veteran, there's one ubiquitous cast iron you'll find recommended above all others: Lodge. Founded as the Blacklock Foundry in 1896 by Joseph Lodge in the town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, the company now known as ... (01/03/2018)
    • Margaretta Furnace was a leading iron making center in 19th century York County - There was abundant iron ore in the immediate area as well as many acres of chestnut forest to be converted to charcoal to fuel the furnace and foundry. The Slaymakers are said to have owned over 5,000 acres of land in the vicinity in their heyday. (01/02/2018)
    • Brembo Celebrates ‘First Pour’ At Its New Cast Iron Foundry In Escobedo, Mexico - Brembo, a global provider and innovator of brake technology, had a successful first pour at its all-new cast iron foundry in Escobedo, Mexico, yesterday. The facility will cast iron brake discs for Brembo’s nearby disc machining plant, with a melting ... (11/17/2017)
    • Iron Castings Market - Global Forecasts Based on Product and Opportunity Assessment by Technavio - According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global iron castings market is expected to reach USD 126.18 million metric tons by 2021, growing at a CAGR of nearly 7%. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here ... (05/03/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $486,089 on Iron Foundries. It has awarded 25 contracts to 22 companies, with an average value of $22,095 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Ductile iron castings, unfinished, manufacturing, Pipe and pipe fittings, cast iron, Cast iron pipe and pipe fittings manufacturing, Cast iron railroad car wheels manufacturing, Fittings, soil and pressure pipe, Castings, compacted graphite iron, Industrial molds, steel ingot, Gray iron foundries, Molds, industrial, Iron castings, Malleable iron foundries, Manhole covers, Ductile iron foundries, Semisteel foundries, unfinished iron (e.g., ductile, gray, malleable, semisteel), Cast iron brake shoes, railroad, Foundries, iron (i.e., Soil pipe, Pipe couplings, Pearlitic castings, malleable iron, Rolling mill rolls, iron, Cooking utensils, Iron foundries, Water pipe, Molds for casting steel ingots manufacturing, Sewer pipe, etc.

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