Primary metals plans to spend the largest amount on software with projected spending of $107 million. Plants with greater than 250 employees are the largest projected segment of the market with projected spending of $242.2 million.
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Now in its fourth year, the results of our annual media survey reveal the demographic characteristics and media usage trends of today’s manufacturing technology buyer.
This is the 49th edition of an independent annual survey that collects statistics from machine-tool-producing countries and compares them in U.S. dollars.
Gardner Research's Plastics Capital Spending Survey & Forecast is the largest, most comprehensive survey detailing future spending on primary processing equipment, auxiliary equipment and molds and related supplies, by U.S. plastics processing facilities. The 2014 survey forecasts spending on equipments, molds and suppliers to be $3.001 billion.
Consumer Spending Grows at Slowest Rate since February
The monthly rate of growth in consumer spending fell to the rate last seen in February. The annual growth rate has been flat since November 2013.
Real Disposable Income Sees Faster Growth in July
Both, the monthly and annual rate of change for real disposable income grew faster in July. The annual rate of change has steadily accelerated throughout 2014.
Housing Permits Increase at Second Fastest Rate of 2014
Also, housing permits reached their highest level since June 2008.