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Capacity Utilization and Backlogs

Growth in Capacity Utilization Reacts to Backlogs

Annual growth in durable-goods capacity utilization decelerated to 2.2 percent, ending a streak of eight-straight months of accelerating growth.
GBI Production Index

Production Index May Signal Peak Durable Goods Growth

It is likely that the annual rate of growth reached its peak rate in February as durable goods new orders grew slightly slower the last six months.
Gardner Intelligence 10-Year Treasury Rate

Real 10-Year Treasury Rate Falls for Second Month

The recent drop in the 10-Year Treasury rate may be a positive leading indicator for the manufacturing industry.
GBI: Cutting Tools

Cutting Tool Orders Started Strong in 2019

January’s order total pushed the annual rate of growth up to 10.3 percent, which was the fourth month in the last five with annual growth faster than 10 percent. 
GBI Machine Tool Orders

2019 Machine Tool Orders Off to Solid Start

January’s machine tool orders were up 7.0 and 3.3 percent for units and real dollars, respectively, compared with one year ago.
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