The Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) News Release
For Immediate Release: January 10, 2018

 

Contact:

Pat McGibbon, AMT, 703-827-5255
pmcgibbon@AMTonline.org

Susan Orenga, USCTI, 216-241-7333
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 U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Continued Gains in November 2017

 

McLean, Va., (January 10, 2018) -  November U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $185.00 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total was down 6.6 percent from October’s $198.00 million and up 9.6 percent when compared with the $168.70 million reported for November 2016. With a year-to-date total of $2.020 billion, 2017 totals were up 8.2 percent when compared with 2016.

These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals reported by the companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report program. The totals represent the majority of the U.S. market for cutting tools.

“The year to date growth over 2017 continues to be above 8.0 percent, and movement on tax reform should continue to energize the economy,” said Brad Lawton, Chairman of AMT’s Cutting Tool Product Group. “With that vision, the cutting tool industry is ready to do our part in promoting the promising economic growth for our nation in 2018.”

 “Growth in the manufacturing sector in the U.S. and around the world improved as the year came to a close,” said William Strauss, Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. “Continued recovery in the energy and chemical industries was a big part of the strength. The automotive industry was a drag on activity through the first half of the year, but a temporary boost due to replacing hurricane damaged vehicles assisted the end-of-year sales.”

The Cutting Tool Market Report is jointly compiled by AMT and USCTI, two trade associations representing the development, production and distribution of cutting tool technology and products. It provides a monthly statement on U.S. manufacturers’ consumption of the primary consumable in the manufacturing process – the cutting tool. Analysis of cutting tool consumption is a leading indicator of both upturns and downturns in U.S. manufacturing activity, as it is a true measure of actual production levels.

Historical data for the Cutting Tool Market Report is available dating back to January 2012. This collaboration of AMT and USCTI is the first step in the two associations working together to promote and support U.S.-based manufacturers of cutting tool technology.
 

CTMR November 2017

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AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology LogoAMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.

The United States Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) was formed in 1988 and resulted from a merger of the two national associations representing the cutting tool manufacturing industry. USCTI works to represent, promote, and expand the U.S. cutting tool industry and to promote the benefits of buying American-made cutting tools manufactured by its members. The Institute recently expanded its by-laws to include any North American manufacturer and/or remanufacturer of cutting tools, as well as post-fabrication tool surface treatment providers. Members, which number over 80, belong to seven product divisions: Carbide Tooling, Drill & Reamer, Milling Cutter, PCD & PCBN, Tap & Die, Tool Holder and All Other Tooling. A wide range of activities includes a comprehensive statistics program, human resources surveys and forums, development of product specifications and standards, and semi-annual meetings to share ideas and receive information on key industry trends.

 

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