The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that although its December booked orders were down 15.0% for bulk handling equipment when compared to November, they were up 26.7% for unit handling equipment.
Overall, December 2013 booked orders decreased 6.0% when compared to December 2012 orders. December 2013 booked orders when compared to November 2013 booked orders were up 11.0%.
CEMA’s December 2013 Billed Sales (shipments) increased by 2.3% when compared to December 2012 sales. December 2013 billed sales when compared to November 2013 billed sales were down 3.4%.
December Billed Sales were down 6.9% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down 1.1% for Unit Handling Equipment when compared to November.