Summary:At present, the valve casting industry is in a period of stalemate seeking direction. The problems and opportunities faced are as follows:First, the technological level is backward and the waste of raw materials is huge; according to statistics, the ......
At present, the valve casting industry is in a period of stalemate seeking direction. The problems and opportunities faced are as follows:
First, the technological level is backward and the waste of raw materials is huge; according to statistics, the total output of castings in 2009 was 35.3 million tons, ranking first in the world for 10 consecutive years, increasing at an average annual rate of 10.9%. However, due to the limitation of the level of casting technology, raw materials such as cast steel and cast iron are wasted in the production process. Most of the valve casting enterprises in my country have shortcomings such as small scale, low industrial concentration, unreasonable product structure, weak independent innovation ability, backward equipment and technology, and extensive development of high investment, high consumption, high pollution, low efficiency and low benefit. The way is highlighted. In an environment where energy saving and emission reduction requirements are becoming more and more stringent, backward technology is not conducive to the cost savings of my country's valve industry, nor is it conducive to my country's valve industry striving for greater living space in the fierce market competition, and it is not conducive to the long-term valve industry. develop.
Second, the per capita consumption is low and the foundation is weak; it is understood that the valve casting industry is a sunrise industry, but the current per capita consumption level of valve casting products in my country is not high in the world, only 22 US dollars per capita, which is in its infancy. The current international economic situation is complex, the capital debt crisis is intensifying, and the export form of my country's steel and bellows valves is severe. If the valve casting industry wants to achieve rapid development, domestic demand is inevitable. However, the current domestic demand is at a low level, and the follow-up development road has a long way to go.
Third, the manufacturing industry’s recovery is slow; statistics show that China’s manufacturing PMI in November was 50.6%, an increase of 0.4% from October, and the index has steadily rebounded slightly in the last three months, showing that the domestic economy has bottomed out. It is worth noting that small companies still have no improvement in their operations. Their PMI index has been below the 50% line since April, and it declined instead of rising in November. On the whole, the current recovery of the manufacturing industry is not stable. The valve casting industry is a branch of the manufacturing industry, and the overall environment affects the relative progress of the industry. Fourth, policy expectations are limited; how the country sets the tone for economic trends in 2013 remains to be seen.
With the launch of QE4 in the United States on December 13, the author of domestic policy said that it needs to be treated with caution. It is reported that in the development process of the foundry industry, national policies such as energy saving, emission reduction and monetary easing have a significant impact on the industry. The development of valve casting enterprises needs to pay more attention to the changes in the foundry industry and adjust flexibly according to their own operating conditions. With limited policy expectations, the development of the valve casting industry in 2013 may be cautiously optimistic.