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CEMA: Conveyor index up 13% in August

The August 2011 Index represents an increase of 24% from the August 2010 Index of 128.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
October 11, 2011

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its August 2011 Booked Orders Index was 159. Index in August is up 18 points or 13% from July 2011’s Index of 141 (1990=100). The August 2011 Index represents an increase of 24% from the August 2010 Index of 128.

The Twelve-Month Index for Booked Orders was 161 in August. Index in August represents an increase of 2% from July 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 158.

The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 181 in August. Index in August represents an increase of 8% from July 2011’s Index of 168. The August 2011 Index represents an
increase of 11% from the August 2010 Index of 163.

August Booked Orders Indexes were 294 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 112 for Unit Handling Equipment (1990=100). August Billed Sales Indexes were 277 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 165 for Unit Handling Equipment (1990=100). Since Bulk Handling Systems booked and billed sales are reported quarterly and are averaged back to the two preceding months, the booked and billed indexes for non-quarter ending months for Bulk Handling Equipment and Category X, total of all categories, are adjusted quarterly.

The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 155 in August. Index in August represents an increase of 1% from July 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 154.

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