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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 Remains Positive Indicator for Manufacturing

April was the sixth consecutive month in which the year-over-year change in the 10-year Treasury rate declined and the fourth-straight month it was below zero.
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Durable Goods Production Indicates Flattened Growth

The data indicates that peak growth in industrial production is clearly in the past.

GBI: Metalworking

Month-Over-Month Capacity Utilization Contracts

April was the first month since December 2016 that the month-over-month change in capacity utilization contracted.
Gardner Intelligence Money Supply

Monetary Base Continues Double-Digit Contraction

Six-straight months of double-digit contraction in the money supply are signaling slower growth and possible contraction in capital spending in 2019.
GBI Machine Tool Orders

March Machine Tool Orders Back Above 2,000 Units

While unit orders moved back above the 2,000 units, a level consistent with a strong machine tool market, orders were down nearly 12% from last year.
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