September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $606.56 million according to two trade organizations that survey manufacturers monthly.
September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $606.56
million according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association
and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported
by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 22.9 percent from
August and up 51.9 percent when compared with the total of $399.32 million
reported for September 2010. With a year-to-date total of $4,074.00 million,
2011 is up 91.9 percent compared with 2010.
These numbers and all data in this
report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies
participating in the USMTO program.
“September numbers were the second
highest monthly dollar total in the last 15 years!” says Peter Borden, president
of McLean, Va.-based AMTDA. “American manufacturers are still rushing to beat
the end-of-year bonus depreciation deadline.”
The United States Manufacturing
Technology Orders (USMTO) report, jointly compiled by the two trade
associations representing the production and distribution of manufacturing
technology, provides regional and national U.S. orders data of domestic and
imported machine tools and related equipment.
Though all regions show improvement when
compared with the totals reported in September 2010, the largest gains were in the
Western and Northeast regions, with 109.1 percent higher and 71.9 percent
Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 91.9 Percent in 2011
November 16, 2011