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The latest edition of the MTA Economic Report has been published for MTA members and can be downloaded from our web-site at (you will need to login to access this page) or you can request a copy from MTA (contact:  Geoff Noon at

This provides a round-up of data, much of which is reported week-by-week in the Friday Brief, but with additional series covering both the macro-economic situation and summaries of some general data from our own surveys.  In this edition, we also update the latest production data for machine tools, metal cutting tooling and tool/work-holding equipment.  We also have the UK production data for sub-contract machining, both by cutting and forming processes.