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CEMA: Conveyor index up 35% in September

The September 2011 Index represents an increase of 35% from the September 2010 Index of 161.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
November 07, 2011

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its September 2011 Booked Orders Index was 218. Index in September is up 56 points or 35% from August 2011’s Index of 162 (1990=100). The September 2011 Index represents an increase of 35% from the September 2010 Index of 161.

The Twelve-Month Index for Booked Orders was 166 in September. Index in September represents an increase of 3% from August 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 161.

The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 184 in September. Index in September represents a decrease of 1% from August 2011’s Index of 185. The September 2011 Index represents an increase of 30% from the September 2010 Index of 142.

September Billed Sales Indexes were 306 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 158 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 159 in September. Index in September represents an increase of 2% from August 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 156.

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