May 2012 machine tool sales up 19% over May 2011

The Association for Manufacturing Technology reported that machine tool sales increased by 14.5% in May 2012. This represents a 19% year-over-year improvement in this category.

Most of the sales increase occurred in Southern states which rose 40% year-over-year. The Northeast actually experienced a decline in orders of 6% during that same period of time.

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U.S. Machine Tool Sales Rose 14.5% in May

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