The latest edition of the CECIMO Toolbox was also published just before Christmas – the date refers to the fact that it mainly reflects data and information covering the 3rd quarter of 2023.  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 this report include:

  • CECIMO8 (the largest machine tool producing nations in the area) total orders continues to show a downward trend;
  • Despite a slight recovery in recent months, European business sentiment indicators remain in negative territory;
  • CECIMO MT Production to reach about 26.6 billion EUR in 2023;
  • CECIMO MT Production and Consumption to remain stable in 2024.

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.

In its original format, the file size of the Toolbox means that we can’t attach it to this page; If you would like the file and your email system can handle large files (>22MB), please contact Geoff Noon at MTA (email: [email protected]) and we will send it to you or provide an alternative route to receive the document.

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