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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.
Gardner Intelligence 10-Year Treasury Rate

Treasury Rate Moves in Positive Direction for Manufacturing

The change in the real 10-year Treasury rate declined for the sixth-straight month.
GBI: Metalworking

Growth in Machine Tool Orders Slows

For the second time in three months, orders were below 2,000 units, above which signals a healthy machine tool market.
GBI: Metalworking

Monetary Base Drops to Lowest Level Since June 2013

Month-over-month, the monetary base contracted more than 11% for the seventh month in a row.
Gardner Business Index

May GBI Shows Modest Growth

May’s reading brings the GBI to its lowest reading since December of 2016, when it had crossed above 50 for the first time since April of 2015.
Gardner intelligence Durable Goods

Durable Goods Orders Rate Continues Trend

April was the third-straight month that new orders contracted more than 2.2%. 
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