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By: 24. December 2013

Global Tooling Trends

 
For an outlook on the global tooling market, check out the International Special Tooling & Machining Association's 2013 Statistical Year Book, which includes a look at Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA.
 
ISTMA (International Special Tooling & Machining Association)--which just announced its 14th World Conference on  March 12-16 in Cape Town, South Africa--offers a new edition with updated information about international trade in the tooling industry. This book presents statistical information about international trade and manufacturing on tools, dies and molds using extensive graphical presentation and numerical tables as a prevailing support. More than 600 figures on 360 pages are accessible in order to fully describe product and country industrial tooling dynamics in long time-series – one decade – presentations.
 
The “ISTMA Statistical Year Book” provides a detailed analysis of data concerning production, exports, imports and apparent market dimension as well as value unit indices for the most important classes of products in the industry under analysis: injection and compression molds for plastics; mold tools for metal or metal carbides (excluding injection or compression types); and, tools for pressing, stamping, punching and forming.
 
This analysis refer to production and international trade – values and quantities – based on international and national statistical data according to the most detailed level of the Combined Nomenclature (CN8), PRODCOM2, or equivalent standards for the following indicators: production value (national currency, EUR and USD); production quantity in kg; export and import values (national currency, EUR and USD); export and import quantities in kg; and, apparent market consumption (national currency, EUR and USD).

The 2013 edition of the “ISTMA Statistical Year Book” introduces economic information and highlights providing information on the tool and die industry on the following countries: Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA.

The International Special Tooling & Machining Association (ISTMA) is an international association representing 30 special tooling and machining associations throughout the world. Collectively, ISTMA member associations represent more than 8,000 companies and over $40 billion U.S. dollars in annual sales. ISTMA World is in charge of the central coordination and organization of all international activities. United under this roof are the following regional sections:  ISTMA Americas, ISTMA Asia / FADMA and ISTMA Europe.

To obtain the book or additional information please contact secretariat@istma.org

 

 

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