Manufacturing technology consumption in US climbs 33.7% in first quarter 2010

Fabrication logo March 2010 US manufacturing technology consumption totaled $258 million, according to the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This total was up 58.1% from February and up 49.5% from the total of $172.59 million reported for March 2009. With a year-to-date total of $548.53 million, 2010 is up 33.7% compared with 2009.

These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program. US manufacturing technology consumption is also reported for five geographic regions:

Northeast Region — At $35.58 million, March manufacturing technology consumption was up 33.6% from February's $26.64 million and up 13.8% compared with March 2009. The $87.32 million year-to-date total was 11.3% more than the 2009 total at the same time.

Southern Region — Manufacturing technology consumption in March rose to $44.03 million, a rise of 132.9% compared with February's $18.90 million and up 126.5% compared with March 2009. With a year-to-date total of $91.36 million, 2010 was up 65.1% compared with 2009 at the same time.

Midwest Region — March manufacturing technology consumption totaled $77.40 million, up 82.1% compared with the $42.49 million total for February and up 43.2% compared with March a year ago. The $155.85 million year-to-date total was 28.2% more than the total for the same period in 2009.

Central Region — With a total of $63.94 million, manufacturing technology consumption in March was 20.4% higher than February's $53.11 million and up 37.8% compared with last March. The year-to-date total of $143.37 million was 40.4% above the comparable figure in 2009.

Western Region — Totaling $37.06 million, manufacturing technology consumption in March rose 67.9% compared with February's $22.07 million and was 72.8% more than the March 2009 total. At $70.62 million, 2010 year-to-date was up 33.9% compared with 2009 at the same time.

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