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Economic Trends - General Economic Indicators

Provides data that will help you judge both the magnitude and direction of fluctuations in the business cycle. Includes construction spending, industrial production, manufacturing orders, shipments, inventory and backlog, consumer sentiment and monthly machine tool orders.  

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Economic Trends - Housing Starts
Housing Starts are a leading indicator of both general economic health and trends in output in the construction and off-road equipment industries.    (more)
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Economic Trends - Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization
These two series are part of the monthly G.17 release by the Federal Reserve. Industrial production is a calculated index of output by major industrial sector. Capacity utilization measures actual output as a percentage of potential output. If an industry is above 80% capacity, it usually signals expansion. Previously part of Economic Trends - Manufacturing Trend Data.  (more)
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Economic Trends - Motor Vehicle Summary
The motor vehicle summary tracks monthly light vehicle sales. The headline seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) figures are widely cited by economists and automotive industry analysts.   (more)
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Economic Trends - Oil & Gas
Consists of tables detailing 3 years of monthly data on natural gas and oil production, shipments and trade.  (more)
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Economic Trends - Price Indices

This report provides information on changes in prices for finished goods, specific machine tools, and key components of machine tools including labor and materials.

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Economic Trends - Shipments, Orders, Inventory, and Backlog
This report provides monthly charts based on data collected and published by the Census Bureau. Over 50 different manufacturing industries or industry groups are available, including both manufacturing technology providers and major customer industries. Provides market analysts or forecasters the first essential element to projecting sales or shipments.
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U.S. Foreign Trade Summary of the Manufacturing Technology Industry

U.S. machine tool exports valued $167.50 million in September, down 1.1% from August's total of $169.37 million. Exports for YTD 2015 totaled $1,721.26 million, a decrease of 6.2% when compared to the same period for 2014.  Monthly machine tool imports valued $429.66 million in September, down 2.7% from August's total of $441.77 million. Imports for YTD 2015 totaled $3,930.53 million, a decrease of 4.6% when compared to the same period for 2014.

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USMTO Detail Summary Report

The 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.

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