CEMA’s Semi-Annual Press Release
CEMA Reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first 6 months of 2020 increased 1.17%.
September 21, 2020
NAPLES, FL – The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first 6 months of 2020 increased 65.44% compared to the same period in 2019, with total orders of $10.51 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) for the first 6 months of 2020 increased 1.17% compared to the same period in 2019, with total shipments of $8.72 billion.
Unit Handling orders were up 104.73% and shipments were up 6.83%. In the Bulk Conveying area, orders were down 13.20% and shipments were down 15.69%.
CEMA tracks new orders and shipped sales volume in nine classes of unit handling equipment and four classes of bulk handling equipment.
CEMA Vice President, Noel Bell announced the results at the Association’s Virtual Fall Meeting.
The executives representing CEMA member companies who attended the Virtual Fall Meeting expressed concern for the remainder of 2020. As a result, the forecast for shipments for 2020 will remain flat for the remainder of 2020.
CEMA, the industry leader in safety and technical standards and founded in 1933, makes available to member and nonmember companies safety labels for all types of conveyor equipment as well as useful technical information, standards, and manuals. Highlights of what is available for purchase:
- Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials 7th Edition – “The Belt Book”
- Bucket Elevator Book Best Practices in Design
- CEMA Application Guide for Unit Handling Conveyors 2nd Edition – “The Unit Book”.
These books are authoritative technical manuals for conveyor design worldwide. Some publications available in Portuguese and Spanish in addition to English.
For further information on CEMA, “The Voice of the Conveyor Industry of the Americas” or its member companies, or to order safety labels or CEMA publications, visit our website at www.cemanet.org.
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