May Booked Orders for Conveyors Down, Shipments Up

July 11, 2011
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its May 2011 Booked Orders Index was 173, down 46 points or 21% from April 2011’s Index of 219, but an increase of 32% over the May 2010 Index of 131

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its May 2011 Booked Orders Index was 173, down 46 points or 21% from April 2011’s Index of 219, but an increase of 32% over the May 2010 Index of 131.

The May Booked Orders Indexes were 266 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 142 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Twelve-Month Index for Booked Orders was 157 in May, an increase of 2% from April 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 154.

The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 171 in May, which is a 10% increase from April 2011’s Index of 155. The April 2011 Index represents an increase of 46% over the May 2010 Index of 117.

May Billed Sales Indexes were 270 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 153 for Unit Handling Equipment. The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 146 in May, an increase of 3% over April 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 142.

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