IC50 Cranes 2019

15 June 2019

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Continuing the trend of the last two years, this year’s IC50 once again shows a smaller percentage growth.Following a 6 per cent increase in 2017 and 5 % in 2018, this year the rise has declined significantly further, to just 1 %. Here we are talking about the IC Index (see ’Notes for the IC50’) total of the top 100 of the 200 or so companies in the table. Areas also showing increases again this year are in the number of employees, up 2.38 % and the number of wheeled cranes, up just 0.5 %, or 131 units, to a total of 26,187.

The increase last year was more than 4 %. So, in terms of all the entries this year, the total of 201 companies included eight either new or returning entries, while 22 were deleted. Two of them were removed following acquisition while the remainder were as a result of no longer trading or it being old data. The grand total IC Index value of all companies in 2019 was 28,051,368, up 0.57 % on the 27,892,816 of 2018.

This year was still higher even with 14 fewer companies. The number of lattice boom cranes held by the top 100 companies has declined, by 0.69 %, to 6,716 units. That goes up against a 2 % rise in 2018. The second area showing a decline in the top 100 is in the number of depots, down for the second year running, this year by 2.7 % or 40 depots, compared with a fall of less than half of one percent last year. Numbers were up in the top ten fleets carrying the most wheeled mobile cranes. This year showed a 2 % or 209 unit increase over 2018. After many years of increases in the number of lattice boom cranes, the total of the ten largest fleets this year was down - but only just - by three units.Premium Content download button

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