Machine-Tool Consumption Reaches Four-Year High
The report breaks data into five geographic regions. The Northeast region saw an increase of 52.7% to $312.64 million in machine-tool consumption compared to 2003's year-to-date figure. The Western region had the biggest increase in year-to-date totals with $279.39 million, 89.6% higher than the previous year.
While the Midwestern region had a year-to-date total that was 43.2% ahead of the 2003 figure and the Central region had a year-to-date increase of 58.7%, the Southern region saw a decrease of 1% to $314.77 from the 2003 year-to-date figure.