July U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $506.97 million, according to the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (AMTDA), and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 7.3% from June and up 92.7% when compared with the total of $263.14 million reported for July 2010. With a year-to-date total of $2,975.10 million, 2011 is up 102.9% compared with 2010.

U.S. manufacturing technology orders are also reported on a regional basis for five geographic breakdowns of the United States.

Northeast Region

At $58.38 million, July manufacturing technology orders in the Northeast Region were down 17.9% when compared with the $71.08 million total for June but up 11.3% when compared with July a year ago. The year-to-date total of $434.97 million is 63.6% more than the comparable figure for 2010.

Southern Region

July manufacturing technology orders in the Southern Region totaled $75.03 million, 13.4% more than June’s $66.19 million and 191.3% more than the July 2010 total. With a year-to-date total of $381.76 million, 2011 is up 79.6% when compared with 2010 at the same time.

Midwest Region

Midwest Region manufacturing technology orders in July stood at $159.26 million, 1.0% more than the June total of $157.62 million and up 70.2% when compared with last July. At $1,016.66 million, the 2011 year-to-date total is 138.5% more than the comparable figure for 2010.

Central Region

Manufacturing technology orders in the Central Region in July totaled $106.98 million, down 15.2% from June’s $126.14 million but up 75.7% when compared with the July 2010 figure. The $786.57 million year-to-date total is 103.6% higher than the total for the same period in 2010.

Western Region

Western Region manufacturing technology orders totaled $107.31 million in July, 108.2% more than the $51.55 million total for June and 252.6% higher than the tally for July 2010. At $355.14 million, 2011 year-to-date is up 102.3% when compared with last year at the same time.

Source:Association for Manufacturing Technology