At $66.17 million, December manufacturing technology consumption in the Northeast Region was 5.9 percent more than November’s $62.50 million and up 52.6 percent when compared with December 2009. The $589.79 million 2010 total was 74.4 percent more than the 2009 total.
Manufacturing technology consumption in the Southern Region in December stood at $45.62 million, up 26.9 percent from November’s $35.94 million and up 55.0 percent when compared with the December 2009 total. With a year-end total of $430.27 million, 2010 was up 76.3 percent when compared with 2009.
Midwest Region manufacturing technology consumption totaled $165.96 million in December, 48.9 percent more than November’s $111.42 million and 169.3 percent more than the December 2009 figure. At $1,020.76 million, the 2010 total was 104.8 percent higher than the comparable figure for the previous year.
Manufacturing technology consumption in the Central Region in December stood at $113.36 million, up 59.4 percent when compared with November’s $71.10 million and 108.0 percent higher than the tally for the previous December. The 2010 year-end total of $834.86 million was 95.9 percent above the comparable figure for 2009.
December manufacturing technology consumption in the Western Region totaled $55.65 million, up 54.3 percent when compared with the $36.07 million total for November and up 90.5 percent when compared with December a year earlier. At $360.33 million, the 2010 year-end total was 50.5 percent higher than the 2009 total.