Cutting tools and durable goods
Graph comparing the 12-month moving average for cutting tool orders, in comparison with manufacturing durable goods shipments. September 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption fell to $195.9 million, -4.3% from August's $204.7 million, and -7.0% compared with $210.6 million reported for September 2018.
The long view
A four-year trend of monthly U.S. cutting tool order totals, September 2015-September 2019, showing 12-month and three-month moving average trends. September 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $195.9 million, and the year-to-date total is up just 0.2% versus 2018.