Power Transmission/Motion Control Product Sales Fall in July

But sales in U.S. and Canada are still up from last year in July.
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Sales of power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) products by U.S. manufacturers dropped in July by 1.3 percent compared with the previous month, and Canadian manufacturers’ sales dropped by 12.3 percent according to July 2010 sales data released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) in its Market Outlook Report.

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Although sales dropped in July, sales year-to-date are still ahead of the same period in 2009. In the U.S., year-to-date sales are up 7.6 percent over the same period in 2009. In Canada, sales are 10.3 percent ahead of 2009.

For the third consecutive month, confidence in the market by U.S. manufacturers holds a neutral position of 5.0, while Canadian manufacturers’ confidence dropped from 5.2 back to 4.9 from 5.1 on a scale of 1 (very pessimistic) to 10 (outstanding). 

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



Mechanical Drive Systems and Other PT Products


Unmounted Bearings


Positioning Systems/Linear Motion Products


Gear Products


Mounted Bearings


Standard Industrial Motors


Clutches & Brakes


Shaft Couplings


Variable Speed Drives




Positioning Systems/Linear Motion Products


Unmounted Bearings


Mounted Bearings


Gear Products


Shaft Couplings


Mechanical Drive Systems and Other PT Products


Variable Speed Drives


Clutches & Brakes


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. Learn more at www.ptda.org/MOR or order the reports at www.ptda.org/store.

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