Machine tool consumption in September up 157% over '09


Recovery is definitely the byword for machine tool manufacturers, as September's U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $339.76 million, up 156.8% compared with the total of $155.69 million for the same month in 2009. That puts the year-to-date total at $2090.27 million, up 74.1% compared with the same YTD figures in 2009.

This comes from the report compiled by the American Tool Distributors' Association and The Association for Manufacturing Technology, and provides a dose of confidence for machine tool makers that the recovery might be real. ...
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