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INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS

North American Lift Truck Industry
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YEAR

ELECTRIC RIDER
(Classes 1 & 2)

MOTORIZED HAND
(Class 3)

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE
(Classes 4 & 5)

1994

36,747

34,127

65,027

1995

44,087

37,746

72,685

1996

42,263

35,375

60,287

1997

42,675

38,538

64,946

1998

48,923

40,428

80,554

1999

49,843

41,899

74,994

2000

56,090

49,121

85,993

2001

45,980

37,210

61,507

2002

39,235

36,445

55,928

2003

40,463

36,659

63,365

2004

46,886

44,308

74,228

2005

50,604

46,206

83,725

2006

53,806

50,950

85,038

2007

50,260

48,615

76,664

2008

45,361

43,716

62,104

2009

28,409

28,635

28,740

2010

31,759

36, 637

36,896

2011

44,720

42,213

58,483

2012

49,126

47,339

56,618

2013

52,834

52,766

66,473

2014

57,543

52,396

75,040

2015

65,042

57,329

76,075

2016

70,242

65,764

71,455

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Association,		US	Factory	Shipments	
Source:Source:	Industrial	Truck	
Industrial Truck Association,
US Factory Shipments.
Industrial Truck Association

a decrease of 1.5 percentage points
from the June reading of 57.8 percent.
It is important for us to recognize this
report does not track hard data but
the present situation in a number of
industries derived from a survey of
purchasing managers from those industries. A reading over 50 from those surveyed indicates that a majority reported
that conditions in their industry are
improving.

US Forklift Industry
2016 was a record setting year (on
top of the record year in 2015) for our
industry in the US with approximately
231,000 units sold. This growth speaks

well of the current business environment our industry is enjoying and also
reminds us of how prevalent our products are in all facets of our economy.
A further breakdown of the North
American lift truck trends, starting
with engine types we have witnessed
a slight increase in diesel purchases,
this could be related to timing of certain customer activity and therefore the
proportion of diesel to LPG may shift
back to annualized levels by the end
of this year. Unlike other regions in the
world, diesel power is not as popular
in North America, and is basically used
by customers in outdoor, heavy-duty
applications with larger capacities.

However, to be clear in the internal
combustion market, over the last 5
years LPG has increased in popularity
compared to diesel and gas customers.
Trends in electric vs internal combustion lift trucks in North America has
witnessed a slow increase in the popularity of electric lift trucks over the
years. Our data shows increasing popularity in warehouse lift trucks, which
can be related to the shift in electric
lift trucks I previously mentioned.
But this also can indicate a general
shift in our economic landscape, to
less manufacturing applications and
more distribution or warehousing
environments.
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Chairman’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
MEET MHEDA’S 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MBOA
MHEDA’S 2018 MATERIAL HANDLING BUSINESS TRENDS
Ask A MHEDA-NET Group
MHEDA Calendar
MHEDA MEMBER PROFILE
@WORK
WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
DISTRIBUTOR FORECAST
SUPPLIER FORECAST
MHI FORECAST
ITA FORECAST
CEMA FORECAST
ITR ECONOMICS FORECAST
2018 MHEDA CONVENTION SCHEDULE
THE RULE OF 72
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index to Advertisers by Product Category
Index of Advertisers by Alphabetical
The Last Word
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - From the Desk of Liz Richards
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Editor’s Note
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - THE RULE OF 72
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