CEMA reports increase in North America shipments

By |  March 13, 2015

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that shipments in North America were up 9.1 percent in 2014. CEMA estimates that shipments totaled more than $11 billion for 2014, a record level increase of $926 million from 2013 shipments of about $10 billion.

CEMA estimates that new orders totaled $10.908 billion in 2014. New orders in 2014 were $1.055 billion more than 2013, representing an increase of 10.7 percent.

CEMA tracks new orders and shipped sales volume in nine classes of unit handling equipment and four classes of bulk handling equipment. Unit handling orders were up 13.8 percent and shipments were up 15.3 percent. In the bulk conveying area, orders were up 1.0 percent and shipments were down 5.0 percent.

CEMA forecasts a 7 percent increase in North America shipments for 2015.

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