December U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $446.76 million, according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (AMTDA,). This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC program, was up 40.9% from November and up 104.8% when compared with the total of $218.16 million reported for December 2009. With a year-to-date total of $3.24 million, 2010 is up 85.3% compared with 2009.*

U.S. manufacturing technology consumption is also reported on a regional basis for five geographic breakdowns of the United States:

  1. Northeast Region.At $66.17 million, December manufacturing technology consumption in the Northeast Region was 5.9% more than November’s $62.50 million and up 52.6% when compared with December 2009. The $589.79 million 2010 total was 74.4% more than the 2009 total.
  2. Southern Region. Manufacturing technology consumption in the Southern Region in December stood at $45.62 million, up 26.9% from November’s $35.94 million and up 55.0% when compared with the December 2009 total. With a year-end total of $430.27 million, 2010 was up 76.3% when compared with 2009.
  3. Midwest Region. Midwest Region manufacturing technology consumption totaled $165.96 million in December, 48.9% more than November’s $111.42 million and 169.3% more than the December 2009 figure. At $1,020.76 million, the 2010 total was 104.8% higher than the comparable figure for the previous year.
  4. Central Region. Manufacturing technology consumption in the Central Region in December stood at $113.36 million, up 59.4% when compared with November’s $71.10 million and 108.0% higher than the tally for the previous December. The 2010 year-end total of $834.86 million was 95.9% above the comparable figure for 2009.
  5. Western Region December manufacturing technology consumption in the Western Region totaled $55.65 million, up 54.3% when compared with the $36.07 million total for November and up 90.5% when compared with December a year earlier. At $360.33 million, the 2010 year-end total was 50.5% higher than the 2009 total.
*These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTC program.

Source: Association for Manufacturing Technology