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CEMA October Booked Orders up 103% over 2010

December 9, 2011
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its October 2011 Booked Orders Index was 235, up 17 points or 8% from September 2011’s Index of 218, and an increase of 103% from the October 2010 Index of 116.

October Booked Orders Indexes were 279 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 227 for Unit Handling Equipment.

The Twelve-Month Index for Booked Orders was 176 in October, an increase of 6% from September 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 166.

The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 179 in October, a decrease of 3% from September 2011’s Index of 184, and an increase of 26% from the October 2010 Index of 142.
  
October Billed Sales Indexes were 294 for Bulk Handling Equipment and 155 for Unit Handling Equipment.

The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 162 in October, an increase of 2% from September 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 159.
  
Since Bulk Handling Systems booked and billed sales are reported quarterly and are averaged back to the two preceding months, the booked and billed indexes for non-quarter ending months for Bulk Handling Equipment and Category X, total of all categories, are adjusted quarterly.

For more information, visit www.cemanet.org.