Metal Powder Manufacturing Industry Worth $6.6 Billion: Top Ten Companies in Powder Metallurgy

FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The metal powder manufacturing industry is estimated to be worth $6.6 billion. Together the top six or seven companies that are well established in this field make up roughly one-third of the market—the remaining two-thirds being comprised of small and medium-sized companies spread across various countries. In terms of geographical distribution, the U.S. continues to claim a high proportion of the total volume of powder metal production and is expected to retain this lead at least through the next decade.


The PM component manufacturing industry is estimated to be worth roughly $14 billion. The top dozen players in this field make up roughly one-third of the market, and the rest is comprised of small and medium-sized companies spread across various countries. Here there is a larger percentage of companies in the Asia Pacific region and North America; the Asia-Pacific companies, including those in China, are expected to grow at a faster rate in the next decade and could make up half of the global output for components by 2020.

Powder Metallurgy: Technologies and Global Markets

This report profiles the top 10 companies of powder metallurgy industry globally, and provides comments on several transformative changes that are happening in this industry. The industry as such has a wide range of companies and players—including metal powder manufacturers, part manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, end users and several unique supporting suppliers.  The powder metallurgy industry caters to a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, medical and dental. In the recent years there have also been several new applications for powdered metals such as conductive inks, paints and electronics. This report will explore these application areas in detail.

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Iron Ore: Market Outlook to 2020, 7th edition 2012

In 2012, a destocking phase among steel producers depressed demand for iron ore and the World Steel Association expects apparent consumption of finished steel products to grow by only 2.1% in 2012, down from 6.2% in 2011. During the period to 2020, however, rising demand from other emerging nations is unlikely to fully offset the slowing pace of growth in the intensity of steel use in China. Growth in apparent crude steel use will average 2.9%py from 2012 to 2020. Owing to the on-going shift of steel production to countries with a higher use of iron ore per unit of steel, demand for iron ore, at 3.1%py, will marginally outpace steel demand.

This report addresses key questions about the global iron ore market including which regions are the most likely growth markets during the outlook period; the status of existing and planned operations; what are the trends in the intensity of use of iron ore and steel; what will be the driving forces behind iron ore prices through to 2020; and what upside and downside risk factors the iron ore industry faces.

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China's Nonferrous Metal Industry, 2012-2017

China is on the brink of entering the mid-to-late industrialization stage. The nonferrous metal industry will usher in new market opportunities. Currently, the consumption per capita of China's copper, aluminum and zinc is less than one-third of that in developed countries. This leaves significant room for the development of China's nonferrous metal market in the future.

Highlights from the report include supply and demand of China's nonferrous metal industry; price trend of China's nonferrous metals; import and export of nonferrous metals in China; competition in China's nonferrous metal industry; key enterprises; and development trends

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