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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.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
May 10, 2011

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 (1990=100). The March 2011 Index represents an increase of 44% from the March 2010 Index of 133.

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.

March Booked Orders Indexes were 295 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 159 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 146 in March. Index in March represents an increase of 4% from February 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 141.

The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 167 in March. Index in March represents an increase of 24% from February 2011’s Index of 135. The March 2011 Index represents an
increase of 46% from the March 2010 Index of 114.

March Billed Sales Indexes were 286 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 139 for Unit Handling Equipment (1990=100).

The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 139 in March. Index in March represents an increase of 4% from February 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 134.


CEMA reports 18% increase in booked orders in February
Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association’s index shows an increase of 46% over February last year.

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