Conveyor Orders Up, Shipments Down Slightly in February

April 12, 2011
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its February 2011 Booked Orders Index was 167, up 26 points or 18% from January 2011’s Index of 141, and an increase of 46% over the February 2010 Index of 114.

The February Booked Orders Indexes were 246 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 142 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Twelve-Month Index for Booked Orders was 141 in February, an increase of 4% from January 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 136.

The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 133 in February, which is 3% decrease from January 2011’s Index of 137. The February 2011 Index represents an increase of 18% over the February 2010 Index of 113.

December Billed Sales Indexes were 232 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 109 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 134 in February, an increase of 1% over January 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 132.

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