Shipments of industrial controls products and systems, as measured in NEMA’s Primary Industrial Controls index, increased 0.2 percent on a quarterly basis (q/q) during the first quarter of 2014. The index registered a larger gain of 1.9 percent compared to the same period a year ago. A more comprehensive measure of demand, NEMA’s Primary Industrial Controls and Adjustable Speed Drives Index, showed mixed results during the quarter. The index decreased by 2.3 percent (q/q), while year-over-year performance posted a gain of 1.3 percent.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, and resilience, as well as efficiency and energy security. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.