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USMTO Releases Detail Summary Report

USMTO is a project of AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology that provides the most up-to-date statistics for the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian manufacturing technology market. Manufacturers and distributors of machine tools and other various types of manufacturing technology participate in the USMTO program.

USMTOThe U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) summary includes metal cutting and forming machine orders by region in a continually revised 13-month table format perfect for tracking the aggregate trends in the machine tool market. This summary also includes a textual and graphical summary of the data featuring comments made by the executives at AMT. The information is collected from machine tool builders and distributors and is reported in terms of units and U.S. dollars. If you would like to receive e-mail notifications when new issues are available, please go to Email Alerts in My AMT.



October 10, 2016 – USMTO News Release For August Manufacturing Technology OrdersManufacturing technology orders for August 2016 were up 15.9 percent compared to August 2015 and up 34.4 percent compared to July, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.



September 12, 2016 – USMTO News Release For July Manufacturing Technology OrdersThe U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for July 2016 shows that orders dropped 24.8 percent for the month compared to June, according to data from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year over year, monthly orders were down 23.0 percent compared to July 2015. 


August 8, 2016 – USMTO News Release For June Manufacturing Technology OrdersManufacturing technology orders made a 17.5 percent gain in June compared to May according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. At the end of the first half of 2016, orders are down 15.8 percent compared to the midpoint of 2015. 


July 11, 2016 – USMTO News Release For May Manufacturing Technology OrdersManufacturing technology orders for May 2016 fell 18.2 percent compared to May 2015, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Through the first five months of 2016, orders are down 16.7 percent compared to the same point the prior year. However, as orders were down just 1.4 percent compared to April, this may indicate that the overall order decline is slowing. 


June 13, 2016 – USMTO News Release For April Manufacturing Technology OrdersManufacturing technology orders for April 2016 were down 27.5% from the same month a year ago, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report compiled by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year to date, orders are down 16.6% compared to the same point in 2015.  


May 9, 2016 – USMTO News Release For March Manufacturing Technology OrdersMarch 2016 manufacturing technology orders were valued at $370.98 million, compared to $420.79 million in March 2015. Year-to-date orders stand at $922.67 million, compared to $1,085.40 million at the same point a year ago. USMTO data is a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing companies invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.



March Orders Up by Double Digits, but It’s Not as Great as It SoundsThe U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for March 2016 showed a 36.9 percent increase in orders compared to February, but an 11.8 percent decline compared to March 2015 and a 15 percent drop in orders year-to-date compared to the same point in 2015.



April 11, 2016 – USMTO News Release for February Manufacturing Technology OrdersThe U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report (USMTO) for February 2016 showed that orders were down 5.1% compared to the previous month, and down 12.8% compared to the same month in 2015. The report is generated from data compiled by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Orders for capital equipment continue to slump as the overall U.S. manufacturing industry battles the effects of a strong dollar and weak demand from international markets. While Europe, Japan and the United States are seeing economic expansion, China continues to struggle along with other emerging global economies. However, increasing commodity prices and other positive economic indicators could point to a more favorable climate for some sectors of U.S. manufacturing, particularly mining, construction and agricultural.  


February Orders Drop, but Positive Signs are EmergingThe U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for February 2016 showed a five percent drop in orders compared to January and a 16 percent year-to-date decline compared 2015. But AMT VP – Strategic Analytics Pat McGibbon says that slowing declines in orders suggest the industry slump is leveling off and that more positive indicators are beginning to emerge. 


USMTO News Release for January Manufacturing Technology OrdersThe U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report (USMTO) for January 2016 showed that order values were down 30 percent from December, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year-over-year orders declined 21 percent. AMT expects the overall market for manufacturing technology to remain weak well into the spring and summer months. Activity should slowly begin to turn around this fall. September’s IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 is poised to deliver a significant boost in sales in the fourth quarter. 


January Orders Down, Evidence Suggests a Quick ReboundWith January Orders Down, It’s a Rough Start for the New Year, But Some Evidence Suggests a Quick Rebound. Pat McGibbon, AMT VP – Strategic Analytics, explains the 30 percent decrease in January U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders.


USMTO News Release for December Manufacturing Technology Orders

December 2015 manufacturing technology orders valued $401.16 million, compared to $511.10 million in December 2014, a decline of 21.5%. The total manufacturing technology order value for all of 2015 was $4,187.83 million, vs. $5,072.50 million in 2014. This data is a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.



December Orders Up 20 percent – Not Great, Just AverageEven though December U.S. manufacturig technology orders were up 20 percent over November numbers, it’s actually just below the average number usually seen for December.  


January 11, 2016 – USMTO News Release for November Manufacturing Technology OrdersNovember 2015 manufacturing technology orders totaled $329.76 million, which included orders for 1,795 units at an average value of $183,709 per unit. The total order value represented a 13.8% decline compared to November 2014. Year to date, orders for 2015 totaled $3,777.98 million, a drop of 17.2% compared to the $4,561.40 total at the same point in 2014. This data is a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity. 


November Orders Up, But Not a Trend & Good News on Tax ExtendersThe November 2015 Orders Report for manufacturing technology showed orders increased two percent. At first glance, two percent sounds good, but digging deeper one sees that the average value went up 22 percent, indicating unit volumes went down by about 15 to 16 percent—not great news. This means that overall units are down. The average value was up because orders included more productivity and automation add-ons to the equipment being purchased. (more)


December 14, 2015 – USMTO News Release for October Manufacturing Technology OrdersOctober U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $327.39 million, down 28.3% compared to $456.44 million in October 2014. Year to date, total orders for 2015 stand at $3,452.82 million, compared to $4,178.71 million at the same point in 2014. This data is a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity. 

For more information on participating in the USMTO Benchmarking Survey contact: Jackie McFarland, Industry Analyst, at 703-827-5206 or jmcfarland@AMTonline.org or Ian Stringer, Director – MTInsight, at 703-827-5209 or istringer@AMTonline.org
 
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