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.
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.