NEMA’s Motors Shipments Index decreased by 7.2 percent on a quarter to quarter basis during the second quarter of 2013. Still, the index is up 6.8 percent higher on a year-over-year basis and registered the second highest reading in the history of the series. Fractional HP motors continue to be the driving segment of growth in the index. Inflation adjusted shipments of fractional horsepower motors showed a gain of 13.0 percent, while integral HP motors dipped 1.9 percent compared to the same period last year.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents 350 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $114 billion per year and exports top $50 billion.