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.
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical
equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products
and systems. 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.