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Prognosis '96 Machinery


Industry Outlook -- Basic Industries: MACHINERY

PROGNOSIS '96--MACHINERY

Positives

-- Outsourcing by big companies means job shops will be buying equipment.

-- With manufacturers concerned about global competition, they will continue placing orders for machinery.

Negatives

-- There's still too much worldwide capacity in sectors such as pumps and machine tools, keeping prices down.

-- Automotive capital spending will flatten out in 1996.Return to top

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