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Gardner Intelligence World Machine Tool Survey

2018 Global Machine Tool Consumption Up 4.8%

World machine tool consumption increased $4.1 billion in 2018, despite consumption in China, easily the world’s largest consumer of machine tools, dropping $1.9 billion.
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Growth in Durable Goods Production Remains Positive

While the index dropped in July, it still increased 1.0% compared with one year ago, extending its growth streak to 32 months.
GBI: Metalworking

Capacity Utilization Contracts in July

The month-over-month rate of change in durable goods capacity utilization contracted for the second time in four months in July 2019.
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10-Year Treasury Rate

In July, the nominal 10-year Treasury rate declined for the ninth month in a row, dropping to 2.06% from a high of 3.15% in October 2018.
GBI: Metalworking

June Cutting Tool Orders Decline

June orders contracted by 8.6% compared with one year ago, which was the fourth consecutive month of month-over-month contraction and the fastest rate of contraction in those four months.
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Data Shows Pockets of Strength in Machine Tool Orders

Several regions performed quite well in June, but the two largest regions were down notably, which pulled the national orders down as well.
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