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.
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical
equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products
and systems. 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.