Manufacturing technology consumption in United States climbs 50.6% year-to-date

US manufacturing technology consumption totaled $222.36 million in April 2010, according to AMT — The Association for Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total was down 15.6% from March but up 102.7% from the total of $109.69 million reported for April 2009. With a year-to-date total of $783.03 million, 2010 is up 50.6% compared with 2009.

These numbers are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) report.

US manufacturing technology consumption is also reported for five geographic regions:

  • Northeast — With a total of $33.90 million, manufacturing technology consumption in April was 6.3% less than March's $36.18 million but 39.8% more than April 2009's total. The year-to-date total of $122.90 million was 19.7% above the comparable figure in 2009.

  • Southern — April manufacturing technology consumption stood at $28.68 million, down 36.0% compared with the $44.80 million total for March but up 109.1% versus April 2009. The $122.05 million year-to-date total was 76.7% higher than the total for the same period in 2009.

  • Midwest — At $57.97 million, April manufacturing technology consumption was down 26.7% from March's $79.08 million but up 82.2% compared with April 2009. The $217.40 million year-to-date total was 41.7% more than the 2009 total at the same time.

  • Central — Totaling $73.20 million, manufacturing technology consumption in April rose 8.2% versus March's $67.65 million and was 185.6% above the total for April 2009. At $221.36 million, 2010 year-to-date was 73.2% higher than the comparable figure a year ago.

  • Western — Manufacturing technology consumption in April totaled $28.62 million, a drop of 19.9% compared with the $35.74 million tallied in March but up 100.4% versus April 2009. With a year-to-date total of $99.32 million, 2010 was up 48.2% compared with 2009 at the same time.

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