Author Archives: Eric Armstrong

Stats Fact of the Week
NFPA recently released the 2019 U.S. Foreign Trade Data for Fluid Power Products, an annual report that summarizes foreign trade data focused on fluid power products using data collected by the United States International Trade Commission. This U.S. fluid power foreign trade data is broken down by country and product and includes a trade summary...

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industry trends, industry update
As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and...

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Stats Deep Dive
As the leading source of fluid power market information in the U.S., NFPA offers a variety of industry analysis and hard data to assist members in planning their next business move by providing them tools to understand trends and anticipate change within the industry and global marketplace. The range of resources available can be extremely...

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Stats Fact of the Week
U.S. fluid power products exports reached a record high of nearly 6.6 billion dollars in 2019 despite a declining domestic fluid power marketplace and the uncertainty caused by unstable trade policies and tariffs throughout the year. While very little changed in 2019 concerning major trade partners and leading U.S. fluid power product exports, the results...

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industry trends, industry update
As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and...

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NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program is the only monthly source of aggregated fluid power shipments and orders data that allows members to understand key industry trends and benchmark their own company’s performance. As NFPA’s flagship of market information services and primary data source of U.S. industry activity, it is extremely important that this participation-based...

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Stats Fact of the Week
NFPA’s November 2019 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends for benchmarking company performance, revealed substantial declines in month-to-month and year-to-year fluid power shipment trends. Double-digit declines in both trend analysis measures validated the effect on year-to-date trends dropping an entire percentage point or more across...

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industry trends, industry update
As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and...

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Stats Deep Dive
Some time ago, in an article titled "'A Sure Thing' in Future Trends of Fluid Power Shipments", I identified three very consistent trends in fluid power shipments spanning a ten-year period (2008 – 2017) using “month-to-month % change” analysis on historical shipments index data from NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics Program.  Those trends and historical analysis...

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industry trends, industry update
As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and...

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