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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption in June Up 10.8% YTD, 14.1% Y/Y

August 24, 2018, 07:05 AM
Filed Under: Machine Tools

June U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $212.83 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 collaboration, was down 1.1 percent from May’s $215.13 million and up 14 .1 percent when compared with the $186.57 million reported for June 2017.

With a year-to-date total of $1.213 billion, 2018 is up 10. 8 percent when compared with 2017. These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals reported by the companies participating in the CTM R program. The totals represent the majority of the U.S. market for cutting tools.

“June sales totals build the year-over-year and the year-to-date volume increases to over 10 percent and 14 percent, respectively, with no signs of softening. Tariffs and raw material challenges continue to be the headlines but not enough to stop the growth. It appears the momentum could last well into the fourth quarter,” said Philip Kurtz, President of USCTI.

“New orders continue to be supported by a strong environment for manufacturing and business investments, with activity particularly elevated in the electrical and industrial machinery sectors,” said Mark Killion, Director of U.S. Industry at Oxford Economics.

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.

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