Conveyor Sales on the Incline

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

The August Booked Orders Indexes were 294 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 112 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Twelve-Month Index for Booked Orders was 161 in August, representing an increase of 2% from July 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 158.

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

July Billed Sales Indexes were 277 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 165 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 155 in August, an increase of 1% over July 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 154.

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