CEMA: Conveyor index up 13% in August

The August 2011 Index represents an increase of 24% from the August 2010 Index of 128.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
October 11, 2011 - MMH Editorial

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its August 2011 Booked Orders Index was 159. Index in August is up 18 points or 13% from July 2011’s Index of 141 (1990=100). The August 2011 Index represents an increase of 24% from the August 2010 Index of 128.

The Twelve-Month Index for Booked Orders was 161 in August. Index in August represents an increase of 2% from July 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 158.

The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 181 in August. Index in August represents an increase of 8% from July 2011’s Index of 168. The August 2011 Index represents an
increase of 11% from the August 2010 Index of 163.

August Booked Orders Indexes were 294 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 112 for Unit Handling Equipment (1990=100). August Billed Sales Indexes were 277 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 165 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 155 in August. Index in August represents an increase of 1% from July 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 154.



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