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CEMA: Conveyor index up again in April

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its April 2011 Booked Orders Index was up 27 points or 14% from March 2011’s Index.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
June 13, 2011

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its April 2011 Booked Orders Index was 219. Index in April is up 27 points or 14% from March 2011’s Index of 192 (1990=100). The April 2011 Index represents an increase of 72% from the April 2010 Index of 127.

CEMA’s baseline calculation uses the year 1990 as a comparison.  Numbers to the right of the equation show the current state of the conveyor industry as compared to 1990.  Figures above 100 indicate growth; while anything less indicates a contraction in the industry.

April Booked Orders Indexes were 242 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 218 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 Booked Orders was 154 in April. Index in April represents an increase of 5% from March 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 146.

The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 155 in April. Index in April represents a decrease of 7% from March 2011’s Index of 167. The April 2011 Index represents an increase of 35% from the April 2010 Index of 115.

April Billed Sales Indexes were 247 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 138 for Unit Handling Equipment.

The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 142 in April. Index in April represents an increase of 2% from March 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 139.

Conveyor index up 14% in March
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its March 2011 Booked Orders Index was 192. Index in March is up 23 points or 14% from February 2011’s Index of 169.

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