Conveyor Orders Down, Shipments Flat in January

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its January 2011 Booked Orders Index was 141, down 18 points or 11% from December 2010’s Index of 159, but an increase of 41% over the January 2009 Index of 100.

The January Booked Orders Indexes were 239 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 108 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Twelve-Month Index for Booked Orders was 136 in January, an increase of 3% from December 2010’s Twelve-Month Index of 132.

The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 137 in January, which is unchanged from December 2010’s Index. The January 2011 Index represents an increase of 43% over the January 2010 Index of 96.

December Billed Sales Indexes were 225 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 118 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 132 in January, an increase of 3% over December 2010’s Twelve-Month Index of 128.

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