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Power Transmission Distributors Association second quarter report shows decline in 2016 sales.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 23, 2016 -

Developed along with ITR Economics, Power Transmission Distributors Association’s quarterly Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) collects sales data each quarter from PT/MC distributors and manufacturers and presents the aggregate results in customized reports. Revealing that power transmission/motion control distributor sales have declined 6.1 percent, report states that leading indicators suggest improvement in sales by 2016 year end, and business activity by 2017.

Original Press Release

PTDA’s 2Q2016 Sales History & Outlook Report Predicts Slower Sales Growth through 2016

Press release date: Nov 18, 2016

The second quarter Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) shows power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributor sales have declined 6.1 percent from one year ago. Leading indicators suggest the weakness in sales will abate by the end of 2016 and business activity will improve in 2017.

PTDA members participating in SHOR receive the results at no charge approximately 30 days after the close of the calendar quarter. For more specifics on the forecast for power transmission/motion control sales through distribution as well as forecasts for manufacturer sales, purchase the 2Q2016 SHOR at ptda.org/SHOR.

Developed in conjunction with ITR Economics, PTDA’s quarterly SHOR collects company sales data each quarter from PT/MC distributors and manufacturers and presents the aggregate results in customized reports. SHOR tracks total PT/MC sales for both distributors and manufacturers. It also tracks six specific product categories for manufacturers only: bearings, motors, controls, gearing, conveyors/conveyor materials handling equipment, and hydraulics/pneumatics. Data provided for these categories are also represented in charts to track overall product movement as well as total sales movement.

In addition, based on the data provided by PTDA members, ITR creates forecasts of future industry sales three years out. An analysis is provided highlighting major economic trends identified during the forecast process that may impact one’s company. This information is critical for all companies making and selling PT/MC products in order to create data-driven business plans for marketing initiatives, resource allocation and product launches.

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, PTDA represents power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 3,400 locations. PTDA members also include manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

PTDA is dedicated to providing exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably. For more information, call +1.312.516.2100, visit ptda.org or follow on LinkedIn or Twitter at @PTDAorg.

For more information, please contact:

Ginger Wheeler, Director, Marketing & Communications

+1.312.516.2100 mailto:gwheeler@ptda.org