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.
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.