Category Archives: Market Reports

MAPI Economic Roundtable
A round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI.  Issues in the Brief A New Normal for U.S. Manufacturing Growth? No one should be concerned that the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) pulled back from an unrealistic 60.8% in September to a still strong 58.7% in October. The September reading...

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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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Profit Report, Financial Benchmark Survey
Also known as the PROFIT Report, and conducted with the help of the Profit Planning Group, this annual survey helps distributors benchmark financial performance on indicators that relate directly to profitability. Each participating company will receive a confidential Performance Analysis Report that directly compares performance and profitability with groups of peer companies. Participants also receive...

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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 introduces PROFIT Report in 2018
Long popular with distributors in fluid power and other industries, the Profit Planning Group’s survey-based PROFIT Report will be available to NFPA member distributors starting in January. The survey can be filled out using balance sheet and income statement information, as well as operations information such as staffing numbers and sales breakdowns by product type...

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Executive Summary Report
NFPA recently released a new online Market Information Executive Summary Report, a collection of monthly and quarterly resources  that deliver a snapshot of the current and future market conditions in the fluid power industry. This report is generated from: The Confidential Shipments Statistics (CSS) Program | The only monthly source of aggregated industry data for the U.S....

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MAPI_weekly_update
A round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI.  Issues in the Brief A New Normal for U.S. Manufacturing Growth? No one should be concerned that the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) pulled back from an unrealistic 60.8% in September to a still strong 58.7% in October. The September reading...

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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 Pneumatic...

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NFPA's Economic Update Webinar
The October 2017 NFPA Webinar recording featuring Chris Steele of ITR Economics is now available for all NFPA members to view in the webinar archives. Click HERE to view NFPA’s recorded webinar. The webinar will help NFPA members better understand the latest economic risks and opportunities for their companies by highlighting the most important economic...

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NFPA Customer Market File (CMF)
Previously only available to participants of NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program, the Customer Market File (CMF) is now available to all NFPA members! Using information from a variety of public data sources that is then sorted, analyzed, and displayed in such a way to make the data much more accessible and convenient for our...

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