Sales of industrial control products and systems, as measured in NEMA’s Primary Industrial Controls Index, increased 0.3 percent on a month-to-month basis during the second quarter of 2013. The index registered a gain of 0.8 percent compared to the same period last year. A more comprehensive measure of shipments of industrial controls, the Primary Industrial Controls and Adjustable Speed Drive index, recorded a modest gain of 0.8 percent over the previous quarter. Sales growth improved on a year-over-year basis, as the index posted a 2.0 percent gain.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Nearly 400 members strong, its companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical imaging and radiation therapy systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.
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