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Power Transmission/Motion Control Product Sales Up 1.4% in September

Sales of power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) products by U.S. and Canadian manufacturers grew for the second consecutive month in September. U.S. sales were up 1.4 percent and Canadian manufacturers’ sales rose 10.4 percent according to September 2010 sales data released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) in its Market Outlook Report

In the U.S., year-to-date sales are up 11.9 percent over the same period in 2009. In Canada, sales are 13.0 percent ahead of 2009.

Confidence in the market by U.S. manufacturers rose from 4.8 in August to 4.9 on a scale of 1 (very pessimistic) to 10 (outstanding).  Canadian manufacturers’ confidence decreased slightly from 5.2 in August to 5.1.

The Market Outlook Report is published monthly by the Power Transmission Distributors Association.  The full report includes U.S. and Canadian manufacturer data for sales and order trends for mounted bearings, unmounted bearings, standard industrial motors (U.S. only), variable speed drives, positioning systems/linear motion products, gear products, clutches and brakes, shaft couplings and mechanical drive systems and other PT products. 

Year-end data for 2008 and 2009 is available in a complete report.  To purchase the year-end data, order online at or call PTDA at +1.312.516.2100.  PTDA members may download the report at no charge through the PTDA Web site at

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