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Canadian PT/MC sales sink in May but up year to year: PTDA

PEM Staff
July 14, 2010
By PEM Staff
Sales of power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) products by U.S. manufacturers sales rose 2.0 percent while sales by Canadian manufacturers dropped 13.1 percent in May, according to sales data released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) 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 April 2010 and May 2010 for Canadian manufacturers are reported below.   Canadian Manufacturer Percent Change in Product Sales (March 2010 vs. April 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% 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, variable speed drives, positioning systems/linear motion products, gear products, clutches and brakes, shaft couplings and mechanical drive systems and other PT products.

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