Distribution of Metal Foundries in China
Since 2000, China has become the largest
country for producing metal castings.
There are over 20 thousands of metal foundries in China. The
following is the distribution of these metal foundries.
1. Liaoning, Hebei, Tianjin, Shangdong and Beijing Provinces
These five provinces have about 8000 metal foundries, and occupied
about 26.7% of total foundries in China. There are about 433
thousands of workers in these areas. The annual production output
can reach 11 million tons, and occupied over 33% of total metal
casting production in China. Our factory,
Dandong Foundry, is located in Liaoning province.
In these areas, the distribution of metal foundries are concentrated
comparatively, the basic conditions and development trend are
better. These metal foundries are mainly producing
iron castings and
steel castings by
sand casting processes.
2. Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui Provinces
The metal foundries in these areas can produce 8.65 million tons of
metal castings each year, occupied about 25.8% of total output in
China. There are about 6300 metal foundries, and occupied about
20.8% of total metal foundries in China.
3. Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Hunan, Sichuan and Yunnan
In these provinces, there are about 4000 metal foundries, occupied
13.3% of total foundries in China, their annual output is about 3.7
million tons of metal castings, occupied about 11% of total output.
There are many
die casting foundries in Guangdong province, and zinc
alloy die castings in China are mainly produced in this province.
4. Sichuan, Shanxi and Chongqing Provinces
In these provinces, the annual output is about 2.0 million tons of
metal castings, occupied about 6% of total production. There are
about 1300 metal foundries located in these areas. Chongqing city is
an important base for die castings.
Although there are many metal foundries in China, but there are
large differences for their technical level, production capability
and equipment conditions. Moreover, although these metal foundries
are concentrated, but China is too large, so they are also
decentralized comparatively with the areas. In other words, maybe
some metal foundries are located in the same province, but perhaps,
they still have hundreds of kilometers distance.