Machine tools rise

The metalworking machine tools sector saw a 15% rise in turnover in the second quarter of the year compared with the same period in 1999, according to the Office for National Statistics. The rise was made up of a 7% increase in exports and a 6% boost in domestic turnover.

The metalworking machine tools sector saw a 15% rise in turnover in the second quarter of the year compared with the same period in 1999, according to the Office for National Statistics. The rise was made up of a 7% increase in exports and a 6% boost in domestic turnover.