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European GDP, 4th Quarter 2019:  Eurostat published an update to its preliminary flash estimate which confirmed that quarter-on-quarter growth was +0.1% for both the Euro-zone and the EU27.  It also confirmed that GDP growth in 2019 was +1.2% for the Euro-zone and +1.4% for the EU27.

We will be closing the MTA Business Survey for December on Monday but there is still time to file your return - the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-dec19 is still open.  With thanks to those who have already replied, we hope that as many members as possible will take part this month.

 

With publication of the revised data for 2017 and 2018 from the ProdCom system by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) at the end of last year, we have prepared a sheet that updates the data tables in Basic Facts that cover machine tools, cutting tools, tool/work-holding and metrology equipment.

This is a reminder that the December edition of the MTA Business Survey - one of our slightly longer quarterly surveys - is still open for your input.  This can be done via the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-dec19.  Although December is a short month for business, it is important that we capture the trends for our industry, so if you have not done so already, please take a few minutes to fill in the survey.

The MTA Business Survey for December is launching today - this is one of our slightly longer quarterly surveys, but we hope that this won’t put you off and that as many MTA members as possible will take a few moments to help us build a picture of our industry as we move into what will be a momentous year for the UK economy.  The on-line form available at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-dec19 and we look forward to receiving your

We will be closing the MTA Business Survey for November early next week but there is still time to file your return - the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-nov19 is still open.  In answering the confidence question, we would ask any respondents to reflect their feelings before the General Election to avoid, if we can, any distortions to the sentiment in this survey.

This week saw the MTA AGM take place on Tuesday 3rd December at Cutlers’ Hall Sheffield.

The event was attended by a number of MTA members and this year featured three presentations on the theme of business improvement as well as a small table top exhibition from some of our associate members.

We will be closing the October edition of the MTA Business Survey early next week but there is still time to get your return back to us.  The on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-oct19 is still available, so if you have not done so already, please take a couple of minutes to fill in the survey.

The MTA Business Survey for October has just been launched.  Just in case you did not get the e-mail for some reason, you can find the on-line form at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-oct19 - we look forward to hearing from you.

Yesterday saw MTA members gather at Yamazaki Mazak in Worcester for the MTA’s annual Economic Forecast Seminar. Producing forecasts for our members is a major part of what the MTA can offer its members. We work with the world-renowned economics consultancy Oxford Economics to derive numbers that enable companies to forecast what future demand might be in the key markets of Machine Tools, which reflect investment, and Cutting Tools, which reflect output.

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