Each regional ISTMA (Americas, Asia and Europe) prepares twice a year a report about the business conditions in the industry, based on data collected at the company level in the semester by the ISTMA national associations through structured data collection procedures on a voluntary company basis.
All the full reports are available free for all the members of ISTMA national associations. ISTMA statistics are only released for public use two years after their publication date:
Each regional ISTMA business conditions report includes information, at the country level, about the following variables in the previous semester:
number of participating companies
number of skilled employees per participating company
average work (hours per week) per skilled employee
future work currently on order (weeks)
distribution of company activity ( more, or less, than 10 tons)
current overall business conditions (percentage of mouldmakers and diemakers companies relating each condition):
poor / fair / good / very good / excellent
current specific business conditions (percentage of mouldmakers and diemakers companies relating each down / same / up condition) for
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