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forecast

(for′kast″)
To make an informed prediction about a future event based on history, data, and personal experiences and professional judgments.
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Special Industry Machinery--The forecasted loss of casting demand in plastic and printing machinery in '96 is expected to decrease ductile iron consumption in this market sector by 5% in '96 to 88,000 tons.
Based on this estimate, 946,000 tons of cast aluminum is forecasted for use in motor vehicles in 1995, up 4% over 1994 shipments.