- April 10, 2015
February U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $179.3 million, down 2.3% from January‚Äôs total and up 1.6% from February 2014.
April 10, 2015 - February U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $179.3 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CR) collaboration, was down 2.3% from January’s total and up 1.6% from February 2014.
These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals actually reported by the companies participating in the CR program. The totals here represent about 80 percent of the U.S. market for cutting tools.
“The start of 2015 has shown both January and February surpassing last year’s totals,” said Tom Haag, president of USCTI. “This increase has followed the same pattern in Manufacturing of Durable Goods. These are positive conditions considering the first quarter has faced the adversity of harsh weather conditions and a strong dollar in a weakening global economy.”
The Cutting Tool Market Report is jointly compiled by AMT and USCTI, two trade associations representing the development, production and distribution of cutting tool technology and products. It provides a monthly statement on U.S. manufacturers’ consumption of the primary consumable in the manufacturing process – the cutting tool. Analysis of cutting tool consumption is a leading indicator of both upturns and downturns in U.S. manufacturing activity, as it is a true measure of actual production levels.
Historical data for the Cutting Tool Market Report is available dating back to January 2012. This collaboration of AMT and USCTI is the first step in the two associations working together to promote and support U.S.-based manufacturers of cutting tool technology.
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. The USMTO report is compiled by AMT and all data in the report is based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTO program.
Did you enjoy this great article?
Check out our free e-newsletters to read more great articles..Subscribe