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CEMA reports 41% increase from January to January

Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association’s index shows an increase of 41% over January last year.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
March 14, 2011

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its January 2011 Booked Orders Index was 159. Index in January is down 18 points or 11% from December’s 2010’s Index of 159 (1990=100). The January 2011 Index represents an increase of 41% from the January 2010 Index of 100.

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.

January Booked Orders Indexes were 239 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 108 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 136 in January. Index in January represents no change from December 2010’s Twelve-Month Index of 132.
The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 137 in January. Index in January represents an increase of 3% from December 2010’s Index of 137. The January 2011 Index represents an increase of 43% from the January 2010 Index of 96.

December Billed Sales Indexes were 225 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 118 for Unit Handling Equipment (1990=100).

The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 132 in January. Index in January represents an increase of 3% from December 2010’s Twelve-Month Index of 128.

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