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U.S. Power Transmission/Motion Control Product Sales Rise in May

Sales of power transmission/motion control products by U.S. manufacturers sales rose 2.0 percent while sales by Canadian manufacturers dropped 13.1 percent according to May 2010 sales data released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association in its Market Outlook Report.

For U.S. manufacturers, comparing May 2010 to May 2009, sales are up 13.2 percent compared to sales at this time last year. Canadian manufacturers’ current-month-to-current-month sales are also up but at a slower rate at 5.5 percent.

Confidence in the market by both U.S. and Canada manufacturers are holding relatively neutral positions – 5.0 and 4.9 respectively on a scale of 1 (very pessimistic) to 10 (outstanding). 

Month-to-month sales for product categories between March 2010 and April 2010 for U.S. and Canadian manufacturers are reported below.

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U.S. Manufacturer Percent Change in Product Sales (April 2010 vs. May 2010)

Product

Percent Change

Clutches & Brakes

-7.0%

Mechanical Drive Systems and Other PT Products

-5.8%

Shaft Couplings

-4.7%

Gear Products

-1.8%

Mounted Bearings

-1.8%

Variable Speed Drives

1.0%

Unmounted Bearings

2.5%

Positioning Systems/Linear Motion Products

3.3%

Standard Industrial Motors

10.6%

 

Canadian Manufacturer Percent Change in Product Sales (April 2010 vs. May 2010)

Product

Percent Change

Shaft Couplings

-38.2%

Variable Speed Drives

-25.9%

Unmounted Bearings

-15.8%

Mounted Bearings

-12.9%

Gear Products

-8.3%

Mechanical Drive Systems and Other PT Products

-7.7%

Clutches & Brakes

-5.6%

Positioning Systems/Linear Motion Products

17.8%

Year-end and monthly data available from PTDA. Order at www.ptda.org/store.

 

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