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Gardner Intelligence is the preeminent source of economic information for anyone concerned with durable goods manufacturing. Here you’ll find a variety of tools for forecasting and trend analysis, precisely focused for the people who sell and consume capital equipment. Besides Gardner’s well known reports, this site includes interactive tools to dig deeply into the data that matters most to your business.

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Machine Tool Unit Orders Less Than 2,000 for Three out of Four Months

Machine tool unit orders were 1,875 in August, down 32% from one year ago.

Monetary Base Lowest since May 2013

A falling monetary base typically leads to lower capital equipment consumption.

August Durable Goods New Orders Fall Back into Contraction

On an annual basis, the rate of change in durable goods new orders contracted for the first time since May 2017.
GBI September 2019

GBI Shows Uneven Business Activity in Third Quarter

While some manufacturing markets have maintained their levels of growth, manufacturing as a whole is in its third month of consistent contraction.

Durable Goods Spending Accelerates Month-over-Month for Fourth Month

As the year-over-year change in the 10-year Treasury rate has dropped, consumer spending on durable goods has grown faster.
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