Category Archives: Market Reports

Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of December 10, 2018 NFPA’s October 2018 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, emphasized strong shipments activity across all industry segments. Despite slowly declining growth rates, the first month of every quarter in...

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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 Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of December 3, 2018 Last week, we discussed how index data in NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program helps keep data comparable from one time period to the next when changes in participation occur. Unlike dollar data, the change in participation has a minimal effect on index data because...

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Regional Demand Estimates Report
The new U.S. Fluid Power Regional Demand Estimates Report delivers the geographic fluid power data members have long asked for. This Excel-based report is prepared for NFPA by Oxford Economics and profiles the geographic distribution of fluid power products to end-use industries by state, including fluid power sales dollars, fluid power sales percentage, and number of establishments...

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Stats Deep Dive
For over 50 years, NFPA manufacturer members have contributed monthly data to the  Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program to get the aggregated industry results for tracking the latest market trends in pneumatic, industrial hydraulic, and mobile hydraulic products. That same market data also offers insights into your own company’s performance against the rest of the industry. While...

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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 Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of November 19, 2018 Today’s fluid power marketplace is more competitive than ever. Developing different methods of identifying new opportunities is a continuous effort, and these methods typically revolve around different measures of potential customer product shipments and consumption. Tracking potential customer market activity outside of the plant is...

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NFPA's Economic Update Webinar
NFPA’s Webinar Archives allow NFPA members to view valuable presentations from experts in various fields, all without leaving the office. The following NFPA Webinar Recording is now available for viewing by all NFPA members. Click HERE to view NFPA’s recorded webinar. NFPA’s Economic Update Webinar will help you gain critical insight into the economic risks...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of November 14, 2018 Capacity utilization, an important economic indicator, identifies how engaged different industries are by measuring the relationship between the actual output produced with their installed equipment and the potential output which could be produced with it at full capacity. The relationship is expressed as a percentage to...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of November 7, 2018 Growth and decline trends for segments of the fluid power industry is something that fluid power manufacturers consistently seek to increase business intelligence and improve strategic planning. While NFPA performs numerous types of analysis on multiple data sources to assist members in gathering this type...

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