2013 Metalworking Cap Spending ReportsTuesday, October 16, 2012 , Steve Kline, Jr., from Gardner Business Media
Gardner’s Capital Spending Survey is the largest, most comprehensive survey detailing future spending in the durable goods manufacturing industries. The 2013 survey forecast spending on metalcutting to be $6.634 billion, an increase of 8% compared to the latest estimate for 2012. The forecast indicates that machine tool sales will be at their highest level in more than a decade. The trend reports show by machine type and by industry the market segments that will be hot in 2013.