2015 World Machine-Tool Output and Consumption Survey

This is the 50th edition of an independent annual survey that collects statistics from machine-tool-producing countries and compares them in U.S. dollars.

� This is the 50th edition of an independent annual survey that collects statistics from machine-tool-producing countries and compares them in U.S. dollars. It is conducted by Steve Kline, Gardner Business Media's director of market intelligence, . Methodology remains constant. Data comes from official sources including trade associations and government ministries. Local currencies are converted to U.S. dollars at average interbank rates for the entire year, not at end-of-year rates.

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