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CEMA reports 25% more booked orders in December

The December 2010 index represents an increase of 51% from December 2009.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
February 18, 2011

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its December 2010 Booked Orders Index was 159. Index in December is up 32 points or 25% from November 2010’s Index of 127 (1990=100). The December 2010 Index represents an increase of 51% from the December 2009 Index of 105.

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.

December Booked Orders Indexes were 211 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 145 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 133 in December. Index in December represents an increase of 4% from November 2010’s Twelve-Month Index of 128.

The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 137 in December. Index in December represents an increase of 6% from November 2010’s Index of 129. The December 2010 Index represents an increase of 30% from the December 2009 Index of 105.

December Billed Sales Indexes were 224 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 120 for Unit Handling Equipment (1990=100).

The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 129 in December. Index in December represents an increase of 2% from November 2010’s Twelve-Month Index of 126.

CEMA reports 10% increase in booked orders in November
Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association’s index shows an increase of 21% over November last year.

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