Status and Forecast

Staff | September 28, 2010

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.