AMT provides Economic Handbook

The 2009-2010 Economic Handbook of the Manufacturing Technology Industry is available from AMT — The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This annual guide, compiled from numerous domestic and foreign sources, provides comprehensive domestic and international data on the manufacturing technology industry. The handbook is now available to download from AMT's web site ( in both PDF and Excel formats.

This handbook encompasses product and country-specific manufacturing technology data, as well as information on capital equipment purchases, by several major consuming industries. The domestic data covers such areas as employment, machine tool shipments, machine tools in use, and the financial condition of the industry. The handbook also provides a full range of international data for 31 nations, typically including production, trade by machine type, and trade by partner country.

PDF and Excel versions of the Economic Handbook are available to AMT members free of charge. Non-members may download the PDF version for $295 or may purchase a CD containing the entire PDF document for $345 plus shipping and handling.

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