“A Sure Thing” in Future Trends of Fluid Power Shipments

Stats Fact of the Week

Stats Fact of the Week: Week of September 10, 2018

A sure thing rarely exists when identifying future trends. However, monthly data from the Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program may not only have identified one sure thing, but three sure things in fluid power future trends!

Fluid Power ShipmentsUsing historical data to examine the last ten years in the month-to-month percent change analysis of total fluid power shipments (see chart) reveals three month-to-month directional indicators that remain consistent every year:

  1. An increase in shipments from February to March. 10-year Average Increase: +11.6%
  2. A decrease in shipments from June to July. 10-year Average Decrease: -7.7%
  3. A decrease in shipments from October to November. 10-year Average Decrease: -10.5%

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