Conveyor Orders Drop 38% in November, but Still Better than 2010

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its November 2011 Booked Orders Index was 145, down 90 points or 38% from October 2011’s Index of 235. The November index represents an increase of 14% from the November 2010 Index of 127.

The November Booked Orders Indexes were 296 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 91 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Twelve-Month Index for Booked Orders was 178 in November, representing an increase of 1% from October 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 176.

The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 170 in November, which is a decrease of 5% from October 2011’s Index of 179. The November 2011 Index represents an increase of 32% over the November 2010 Index of 129.
November Billed Sales Indexes were 288 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 143 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 166 in November, an increase of 2% over October 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 162.

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