2016 Metalworking Capital Spending Forecasts

Gardner’s Capital Spending Survey is the largest, most comprehensive survey detailing future spending in the durable goods manufacturing industries. The 2016 survey forecast spending on metalcutting to be $6.217 Billion, a decrease of 15% compared to the latest estimate for 2015. The trend reports show by machine type and by industry the market segments that will be hot in 2016.


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World Machine Tool Survey

An independent annual survey that collects statistics from machine tool consuming and producing countries and compares them in real U.S. dollars.

Capital Spending Survey

An annual survey that collects statistics regarding budgeted spending on machine tools, testing equipment, software and more.

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