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Manufacturers Begin Making Significant Adjustments to Production

As automotive OEMs closed facilities and states closed non-essential businesses, significantly more manufacturers made adjustments to production/capacity in last week’s survey.

Housing Permits Grow Faster than 12% for Third month

Month-over-month housing permits grew faster than 12% for the fifth time in six months but will likely slow significantly due to COVID-19.

January Cutting Tool Orders Second Most Since August

January cutting tool orders were $196.5 million, which were down 9.8% compared with one year ago.

Monetary Base Growth Accelerates for Third Month in February

A growing money supply tends to correlate with increases in capital equipment consumption.

Manufacturers Adjusting in Third Week of Coronavirus Survey

In the third week of the of the COVID-19 survey, manufacturers started making more significant adjustments to contingency plans, budgets/spending, and staffing/hiring. However, production and capacity were relatively unchanged.
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