U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) is a statistical program administered by AMT that collects data on the demand for manufacturing technology in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. USMTO covers 229 unique manufacturing technologies. Companies who manufacture or sell any of those products can track demand and calculate their market share by geographic area, technology, and customer industry in exchange for contributing their monthly order information. Public data is released the second Monday of every month in the USMTO press release, but the most granular data is only available to participating companies.
The monthly USMTO press release is based on the totals of actual data companies participating in the USMTO program. This report, compiled by AMT, provides regional and national U.S. orders data of domestic and imported machine tools and related equipment. Analysis of manufacturing technology orders provides a reliable leading economic indicator as manufacturing industries invest in capital metalworking equipment to increase capacity and improve productivity.
Participants can access data in two locations: USMTO.com and MTInsight.org. The USMTO Reports are static reports that contain the dollar value of machinery sold. MTInsight reports are dynamic and customizable but contain unit counts only. If you have any questions about the data you can receive as a participant or would like a sample, please contact Chris Chidzik at cchidzik@AMTonline.org.
Any company that either builds or sells any product covered by USMTO may participate. You can find a full list of products covered at USMTO.com or contact AMT if you have any questions. Still not sure? Here are a few quick reasons why USMTO companies participate. 1. Gain access to the most current and comprehensive market intelligence for the manufacturing technology industry. 2. Monitor performance across different distributors or salespeople. 3. Calculate your market share relative to your competitors. 4. Track demand for manufacturing technology by industry and technology. 5. Forecast next year’s sales and set organizational goals.