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 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.