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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.
10-Year Treasury Rate Gardner Intelligence

Housing Permits Stay Above 105,000

However, permits contracted 9.5% month-over-month, which makes six-straight months of month-over-month contraction.
Gardner Business Index

Durable Goods Production Reaches Highest Level Ever

Production is still growing month-over-month, but the growth rate is slowing down.
GBI: Metalworking

Capacity Utilization Hits Highest Point in 3 Months

However, durable goods capacity utilization has contracted two of the last three months compared with one year ago.

Treasury Rate Positive Indicator for Durable Goods Manufacturing

In June, the year-over-year change in the real 10-year Treasury rate was -0.66%, which was eighth consecutive month the change declined and the sixth-straight month the change was below zero.
Gardner Business Index, June 2019

GBI Shows Multiple Trends in Manufacturing Industry

The GBI components imply that the upstream market has done a commendable job of moderating production since early 2018.
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