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:
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for December 2017 increased 12.2% compared to December 2016, and decreased 6.1% when compared to last month. Mobile hydraulic, industrial hydraulic, and pneumatic shipments increased in December 2017 when compared to December 2016. Mobile hydraulic, industrial hydraulic and pneumatic shipments decreased when compared to last month. These charts are drawn from data collected from the more than 85 manufacturers of fluid power products in NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program. Much more information is available to NFPA members, which allows them to better understand trends and anticipate change in their market and the customer markets they serve.