December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $506.9 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 32.7 percent from November and up 4.7 percent when compared with the total of $484.1 million reported for December 2013.
With a year-to-date total of $5,079.1 million, 2014 is up 3.1 percent compared with 2013.
December manufacturing technology orders in the Northeast Region totaled $82.9 million, 26.9 percent higher than the same quarter the previous year. Year-to-date orders were $798.7 million, 1.2 percent less than the comparable figure for 2013.
North Central-East Region
North Central-East Region manufacturing technology orders in December were $165.3 million, up 72.6 percent from November and up 20 percent when compared with December 2013. The 2014 year-to-date total was $1,370.5 million, 6.6 percent higher than the 2013 total at the same time.
North Central-West Region
At $77.8 million, North Central-West Region manufacturing technology orders in December were up 13.2 percent compared with November. The 2014 year-to-date total of $886.6 million was 3.8 percent less than the comparable figure for 2013.
December manufacturing technology orders in the South Central Region were $49.43 million, down 22.5 percent from November. At $764.37 million, 2014 year-to-date orders were running 2.2 percent ahead of 2013 at the same time.