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Aluminum Foundries Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade

The newly published Aluminum Foundries (except Die-Casting) Industry report provides the latest market research on the industry. Its comprehensive scope contains analysis on the industrys key financial data, competitive landscape, upstream and downstream industries, and trends and opportunities within the context of the current economic environment.

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in pouring molten aluminum into molds to manufacture aluminum castings. Establishments in this industry purchase aluminum made in other establishments. This 6-digit NAICS industry (331524) is under the hierarchy of Nonferrous Metal Foundries Industry (33152), Foundries Industry Group (3315), Primary Metal Manufacturing Subsector (331), and the Manufacturing Sector (31-33). Its SIC equivalent code is: 3365 - Aluminum Foundries.

The industrys revenue for the year 2008 was approximately $3.5 billion USD, with an estimated gross profit of 30.16%. The industry used a projected 60 percent of its full production capacity in 2008. The industry could have increased its total shipment value to $5.9 billion USD under full production capacity. This industry did not have direct foreign trade statistics. The report nevertheless depicted relevant foreign trade data from a higher level NAICS industry or industry group.

This 161-page research report covers the industry with a comprehensive view while delivering a depth of information in key areas. Supply and demand data details U.S. shipments and international trade in the context of the industrys capacity utilization. Industry level income statements, balance sheets, and capital expenditure analysis allow for financial benchmarking. In the cost analysis section, 44 upstream industries are analyzed to offer insight into the supply chain cost structure. For the channel and pricing structure, 152 downstream industries are analyzed. The competitive landscape section provides the number of companies and their respective revenue share, the market concentration, and a list of major players. All related trade associations, industry standards, and trade publications are also listed. These elements are accompanied by over 150 labeled charts and tables, organized to best convey the myriad data within the report.

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