FIA Releases 2008 Sales Figures
Total industry shipments for the custom impression-die forging industry were at $6,084,809,000 in 2008, down 1% from 2007. Bookings of impression-die forging orders during 2008 decreased 6% from 2007. The aerospace sector made up the largest percentage of impression-die industry sales at 33.1%. The FIA’s annual report of industry sales is based on information compiled from companies believed to have produced an average of 92% of 2008’s total custom forging sales.