Conveyor Orders and Shipments Up in March

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its March 2011 Booked Orders Index was 192, up 23 points or 14% from February 2011’s Index of 169, and an increase of 44% over the March 2010 Index of 133.

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

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

March Billed Sales Indexes were 286 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 139 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 139 in March, an increase of 4% over February’s 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 134.

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