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Economic overview
Forging and casting industries are strong actors with a great economic and commercial clout. In France, which is the 3rd largest manufacturer on the European market, they represent a turnover of more than 5,5 billion euros and employ more than 36,000 talented men and women passionate about their job.

French forging and casting industries in 2020

 

5,5
billion €
turnover
  36 408
people
  1,8
million
tons
  451
production
sites
 

2020 reparition by main markets

(in volume)

 

   
 
 

Worlwide production by main countries

 

Worldwide ranking by countries for Casting
(2015 tonnage, milion tons)


 

 

Forging production
(2018 tonnage, K tons)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Focus on : Casting industry in France in 2020

 

4,3
billion €
turnover
(5,1 in 2019)
  28 852
people

(29 024 in 2019)
  1,398
million tons
de produits
(1,70 in 2019)
  380
production sites

(380 in 2019)
 

2020 market segmentation by alloys

(% of turnover)

 

 
 
 

2020 markets shares

(% of tonnage)

 

 
 
 

Turnover and production volume growth

(billion € and thousand tons)

 

 
 
 
 

Focus on : Forging industry in France in 2020

 

1,2
billion €
turnover
(1,6 in 2019)
  7 556
people

(7 782 in 2019)
  407
thousand tons

(512 in 2019)
  71
production sites

(71 in 2019)
 

2020 market segmentation by activities

(% of turnover)

 

 
 

2020 markets shares

(% of tonnage)

 

 
 

Turnover and sales volume growth

(billion € and thousand tons)

 

 
Sources: Economics & Statistics Department of Fédération Forge Fonderie - CAEF - Euroforge - Modern castings
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