NEMA’s Motors Shipments Index, in the fourth quarter of 2013, was down 1.7% from the third quarter. The fourth quarter of 2013 was down 1.6% form the fourth quarter of 2012.
Inflation adjusted shipments of fractional horsepower motors—the motors most commonly used in home appliances—were down 6.5% from 4Q 2012.
Shipments of integral HP motors were up 1.4% from 4Q 2012.
Motors shipments for full-year 2013 were down 0.6% from 2012.
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