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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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U.S. machine tool exports valued $177.62 million in August, up 4.1 percent from July’s total of $170.70 million. Exports for year-to-date 2017 totaled $348.32 million, a decrease of 0.1 percent when compared to the same period for 2016. Monthly machine tool imports valued $469.23 million in August, up 11.5 percent from July’s total of $420.99 million. Imports for year-to-date 2017 totaled $890.22 million, a decrease of 6.9 percent when compared to the same period for 2016.(more)
Manufacturing technology orders finished 2016 down 4.0 percent compared to 2015, according to the December 2016 U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Month over month, December orders were up 20.6 percent compared to November.(more)