Machine Tool Consumption Up 18.5% Year-To-Date
April U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $255.13 million, according to the Association For Manufacturing Technology and the American Machine Tool Distributors Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC program, was down 27.7 percent from March but up 6.8 percent from the total of $238.85 million reported for April 2005. With a year-to-date total of $1,103.76 million, 2006 was up 18.5 percent compared with 2005.
These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTC program.
"While April orders were below the very strong level in March, year-to-date results are up over 18 percent, continuing the growth begun almost three years ago," said ...