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CEMA's August Orders up 13% from July, 24% from 2010

October 10, 2011
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its August 2011 Booked Orders Index was 159, up 18 points or 13% from July  2011’s Index of 141. The August 2011 Index represents an increase of 24% from the August 2010 Index of 128.

August Booked Orders Indexes were 294 for Bulk Handling Equipment* and 112 for Unit Handling Equipment*.

The Twelve-Month Index for Booked Orders was 161 in August, an increase of 2% from July 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 158.

The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 181 in August, an increase of 8% from July 2011’s Index of 168. The August 2011 Index represents an increase of 11% from the August 2010 Index of 163.
  
August Billed Sales Indexes were 277 for Bulk Handling Equipment* and 165 for Unit Handling Equipment*(1990=100).

The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 155 in August, an increase of 1% from July 2011’s Twelve-Month Index of 154.
  
* 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.