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US machine tool sales in 2011 may exceed expectations
The American Association of Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the American Machine Tool Distributors Association (AMTDA) released the latest statistics on US metalworking machine tool orders. In July 2011, US metalworking machine tool orders were 2,053 units, a 5.6% decrease from the previous month's 2,175 units, but a 41.6% increase from July 2010's 1,450 units. In July, US metalworking machine tool orders were $507 million, up 7.3 percent from $473 million in the previous month and up 92.7 percent from $263 million in July 2010. From January to July 2011, the cumulative order value of metal processing machine tools in the United States was 2.975 billion US dollars, a substantial increase of 102.9% compared with 1.466 billion US dollars in the same period in 2010. In terms of product categories, in July, orders for metal cutting machine tools and metal forming machine tools in the United States were 1,883 and 170, respectively. In July, orders for metal cutting machine tools were $402 million, down 1.8% from $410 million in the previous month, but up 60.3% from $251 million in July 2010; orders for metal forming and manufacturing machine tools were $105 million, an increase of 66.8% from $32.72 million in the previous month, and a jump of 758.8% from $12.18 million in July 2010. From January to July 2011, the order value of metal cutting machine tools in the United States was 2.647 billion US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 94.3%; the order value of metal forming and manufacturing machine tools was 328 million US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 214.8%. According to Peter Borden, chairman of AMTDA, according to the current production pace, sales of machine tools in the United States in 2011 will exceed previous expectations. The added value of the equipment industry is expected to increase by 15.5% year-on-year this year. It is expected that the added value of the equipment industry will increase in 2011. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released the 2011 Summer Report on China's Industrial Economic Operation that the annual growth rate of the equipment manufacturing industry can be maintained at a moderate growth range. , it is expected that the added value of the equipment industry will increase by about 15.5% year-on-year. The report pointed out that in addition to the auto industry continuing to show an adjusted growth rate, driven by the country's increased infrastructure construction and support for 'agriculture, rural areas and farmersLarger market space and continuous momentum. From January to July, the added value of the equipment industry increased by 15.9% year-on-year, among which, general equipment manufacturing, special equipment manufacturing, transportation equipment manufacturing, electrical machinery and equipment manufacturing, instrument manufacturing The instrument and cultural office machinery manufacturing industries increased by 19.7%, 21.5%, 11.7%, 15.8% and 17.4% respectively. In the first seven months, the equipment industry realized a profit of 635.6 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 20.4%, which was 7.9% lower than that of all industries above designated size. The profit margin of main business income was 6.97%, down 0.3 percentage points year-on-year. Among them, the automobile industry realized a profit of 218.7 billion yuan, up 9.3% year-on-year, and the main business income profit margin was 8.37%, down 0.43 percentage points year-on-year. Analysts believe that Although the national fixed investment is large this year, the investment in new projects is relatively small, and the driving force for equipment is weak. The overall situation of the industry in the second half of the year will be basically the same as last year.