Category Archives: Market Reports

Some element of denial makes it difficult to acknowledge that a dozen years have passed since we first launched the Electronic Statistical Toolkit in 2002. At the time, the Toolkit was a huge step forward for NFPA stats programs. It fulfilled a vision set forth by our Econ & Stats Committee for software that would enable members...

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NFPA Confidential Shipment Statistics
NFPA’s September 2014 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS), a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, continues to validate the opinions that were shared in the latest State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey and supports the thoughts shared in NFPA’s Economic Update Webinar presented by Jim...

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A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief The New Factory A wave of newly available process technologies is reshaping the manufacturing sector. The revolution that many speak of, however, can be fully realized only if these tools are properly incorporated into the...

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NFPA Membership Satisfaction Survey
NFPA recently conducted its traditional October Economic Update Webinar with ITR Economics’ Jim Chappelow.  NFPA’s economic webinars feature the latest insights into our economy and help our members gain critical information on the economic risks and opportunities facing their organization. Mr. Chappelow’s message came through loud and clear throughout the presentation: “growth in the fluid...

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A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban This study, performed in collaboration with the Aspen Institute and Inforum, estimates that capital investment would increase and that as many as 37,000 manufacturing jobs could be created annually through...

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Register TODAY for the Economic Update Webinar Thursday, October 30th, 10:00 am Central NO CHARGE to NFPA Members! Presented by Jim Chappelow, Institute for Trend Research (ITR)   [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he NFPA Economic Update webinar will help members gain critical insight into the economic risks and opportunities facing their organization. Mr. Chappelow will provide insights into the...

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NFPAs State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey
NFPA’s recent release of the September 2014 State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey (SOFP), an electronic opinion-based survey that is conducted amongst our manufacturer membership on a monthly basis, revealed that while our industry has grown compared to last year, participants foresee a flat 4th quarter making way for positive gains next year. In...

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MAPI Economic Roundtable
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Bring a Global Perspective to Your Next Meeting Our economists will be crossing the country and an ocean this fall for speaking engagements at corporate meetings and industry events, including with Kaman Corp. and the Aspen...

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Institute for Trend Research
NO CHARGE to NFPA Members! Jim Chappelow, Institute for Trend Research (ITR) Thursday, October 30th, 10:00 am Central NFPA’s Economic Update webinars will help members gain critical insight into the economic risks and opportunities facing their organization. Mr. Chappelow will provide insights into the latest economic developments & future trends for the U.S. and global...

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As the Econ & Stats Manager at NFPA, I receive a lot of questions concerning the timing and accuracy of industry and economic data. So when the U.S. Census Bureau and other economic firms release new resources that contain older data, many of our members don’t hesitate to ask me, “Why?” “How can data from...

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