Market report Tracking the global mould industry

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

The mould industry is predicted to grow further in the near future owing to factors such as growing population, exploration of shale oil, investment in the manufacturing industry and low fuel prices. In addition to this, countries such as China, the USA, Japan and Germany are leading this specialised sector.

The major global producers of tools, moulds and dies are China, the USA, and Japan with a combined production value of 49 billion dollars.
The major global producers of tools, moulds and dies are China, the USA, and Japan with a combined production value of 49 billion dollars.
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The industrial mould manufacturing market size is expected to reach a higher value by 2022, significantly growing at a steady CAGR during the forecast period, according to a recent report by market research firm, The Business Research Company. The report further states that the growth in the industrial mould manufacturing market is due to growing population, exploration of shale oil, investment in the manufacturing industry and low fuel prices.

Another report by Wise Guy Reports mentions that sectors such as automotive, consumer electronics, infrastructure development, mass engineering projects and national energy development road maps will support the global die and mould industries' growth in the years to come. Through this, we understand that the global mould market is poised for growth.

Global zones

According to ISTMA's Statistical Yearbook, which was recently released by ISTMA and contains numbers and graphs about the latest information on international trade in the tooling industry, the major global producers of tools, moulds and dies are China, the USA, and Japan with a combined production value of 49 billion dollars. Germany from Europe holds the fourth position.

In China, the consumption value of die and mould is 230 billion Yuan (34 billion dollars) and the total import amount accounts for less than 10 % of China’s die and mould consumption. The core reason behind this scenario is that China’s die and mould industry is stable and well-equipped.

The countries with the greatest exports all come from Asia: China exports products worth 4,557 million dollars, the Republic of Korea 2,599 million dollars and Japan 2,398 million dollars. Combined, these countries represent the most important competitors to European tool and mould-makers.

Some of the major players in the mould industry include DMG Mori, Trumpf, Amada, Dalian Machine Tool Group Corporation (DMTG), and so on.

Moulding Expo 2019

With an aim to bring together all market players dealing with tool, pattern and mould making under one roof, Messe Stuttgart will be organising the Moulding Expo 2019 show. The event is expected to be held from May 21 – 24 in Stuttgart, Germany and will showcase a range of innovative solutions for the specialised industry. The global mould industry is expected to attend this major show in order to stay tuned with the latest trends and happenings of the tool and mould sector.

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