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Status and Forecast

October 01, 2007

Construction Equipment Shipments


Equipment shipments are inching higher after the abrupt one-third drop in the winter. The improvement in equipment orders received by U.S. manufacturers has been larger, including a nearly 60-percent surge in July. Shipments have been weak for small residential and for paving equipment and weakened further yet this year. Shipments remain strong for lifting, earthmoving and export equipment. This trend will also continue.

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