Press Release Summary:
According to NEMA, incandescent and compact fluorescent lamp shipment indices for second quarter 2008 declined 5.5 and 1.0%, respectively, compared to previous quarter. On year-over-year basis, incandescent index showed decline of 17.5% while CFL shipments declined 18.7% from record index level of 297.4. Although both indices trended downward, market share of CFLs rebounded to 24.7% nearly equaling all time high of 24.8% reached 1 year earlier.
Original Press Release:
Lamp Indices Decline during Second Quarter
ROSSLYN, Va., August 5, 2008- NEMA's incandescent and compact fluorescent lamp shipment indices for the second quarter 2008 declined 5.5 and 1.0 percent, respectively, compared to the previous quarter. On a year-over-year basis the incandescent index showed a decline of 17.5 percent while CFL shipments declined 18.7 percent from a record index level of 297.4. Although both indices trended downward, the market share of CFLs rebounded to 24.7 percent nearly equaling the all time high of 24.8 percent reached a year earlier.
The NEMA Lamp Shipments Indices are composite measures of NEMA-member companies' U.S. shipments of compact fluorescent and incandescent lamps. Product shipments data are drawn from NEMA statistical surveys and are adjusted for seasonal fluctuations.
NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.
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