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U.S. manufacturers bought $208.27 million worth of cutting tools in January, +10.1% ahead of December 2018, following two months of falling purchase totals.
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U.S. manufacturers consumed $189.1 million worth of cutting tools for the month, -9.7% from November but +8.1% from December 2017. Total annual consumption was up 12.5%.
Manufacturers’ cutting-tool purchases fell 6.3% for the month, to $209.42 million, but continue hold a strong year/year and YTD edge. "We are seeing the same trends … that we saw in 2017," the AMT chairman said.
Manufacturers purchased $223.46 million worth of cutting tools during October, +6.1% from September and +12.9 versus last year