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Backlogs and Capacity Utilization GBI: Metalworking

Capacity Utilization Climbs to Highest Level in Three Years

With backlogs still growing at a strong albeit slower rate, capacity utilization should see accelerating growth through at least the end of 2018. 
10-Year Treasury Rate

Change in 10-Yr Treasury Holding Steady

Bucking the recent trend, the change in the 10-year Treasury rate has leveled off, indicating that the affect on spending may be relatively muted.
Durable Goods and Production GBI

Durable Goods Production Accelerates for Third Month

The annual rate of growth accelerated to 2.6 percent, which was the fastest rate of annual growth since March 2015.
GBI: Metalworking, Cutting Tools

Cutting Tool Orders Surge for Third Time in Four Months

Cutting tool orders in July were growing at the fastest annual rate since USCTI began releasing data, but the GBI indicates growth will decelerate soon.
Gardner Business Index Metalworking

Machine Tool Orders Pick Up in July

Though IMTS tends to cause an upswing, GBI trends indicate that the rate of growth in machine tool orders will likely peak in early 2019.
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