Process manufacturing: Sales of bulk handling equipment on the rise

May 1, 2005
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its February 2005 Booked Orders Index was 133 up 16 points or an increase of 14% from January 2005's Index of 117 (1990=100). The February 2005 Index represents an increase of 23% from the February 2004 Index of 108.February Booked Orders Indexes were 154 for Bulk Handling Equipment* and 117 for Unit Handling Equipment*(1990=100).The Twelve-Month Index for Booked Orders was 153 in February. Index represents an increase of 1% from January 2005's Twelve-Month Index of 151.The CEMA Billed Sales (shipments) Index was 122 in February down 49 points or a decrease of 29% from the January Index of 171. The February 2005 Index represents a decrease of 12% from the February 2004 Index of 139.February Billed Sales Indexes were 106 for Bulk Handling Equipment* and 132 for Unit Handling Equipment*(1990=100).The Twelve-Month Index for Billed Sales was 169 in February. Index represents a decrease of 1% from January 2005's Twelve-Month Index of 171.

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