China sees growth slowdown in PM production but sales rise above $1 billion in 2014


Fig. 1 PM production trends in Asia over the past 10 years (Source APMA)

In the first quarter of 2015 the CMPMA reported that structural PM part sales increased by 20.2% to Yuan 170,095 million ($273.9 million) of which exports contributed Yuan 16,544 million, an increase of 22.1%.

According to a market research report published earlier this year production of high purity iron powder in China is estimated to have reached 498,000 tonnes in 2014. This includes both reduced and water atomised high purity iron powder including that used in the Powder Metallurgy sector.

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