The latest edition of the CECIMO Toolbox has just been released; this covers mainly data for the 4th quarter of 2023, although some of the series are more up to date.  The Toolbox document groups information into 6 categories covering historical data for the sector, demand, investment, the business climate, general economic indicators and information on related sectors.

The highlights of the latest report include:

  • CECIMO8 (the largest machine tool producing nations in Europe) Total Orders remained stable in the final quarter of 2023.
  • The Industrial Production Index (IPI) for the EU improved slightly in the 4th quarter of 2023, indicating a modest uptick in the output of EU manufacturers.
  • The Global Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was above the crucial 50 threshold in February 2024 for the first time since August 2022.
  • CECIMO MT Production is expected to have been €27 billion in 2023.

You can also access this data via the CECIMO Dashboard which is available in the members area of our website at  it appears quite small but if you zoom in (Ctrl-key and +-key) it can be made more readable.  Many of the charts are interactive and you can download the data in various forms.

The file size of the Toolbox means that we can’t attach it to this page;  if you would like to get a copy of the report, you can request it via this link –  From here, fill in the section for CECIMO Members, and select “MTA” from the drop down menu for the “CECIMO Association you are part of:” – alternatively, if you contact Geoff Noon at MTA (email:  [email protected]), we can find a way send it to you bearing in mind that the file is too large for most email systems (22.5MB).

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