Tag Archives: Confidential Shipment Statistics

Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of January 14, 2019 NFPA’s November 2018 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, maintains the tradition of “The November Slump.” Some trends come, and some trends go, but the one industry trend you...

Read More >

Stats Deep Dive
Prices! As consumers, we commonly play the pricing game. Is this a good price? Can I find it for less? Lucky for us, we have a variety of resources at our fingertips to verify whether something is priced well or poorly. A company’s purchasing or pricing manager often plays the very same pricing game, but...

Read More >

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...

Read More >

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...

Read More >

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...

Read More >

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...

Read More >

Stats Deep Dive
Over the years, NFPA has brought a variety of leading indicators for the fluid power industry to our members' attention through our market data and reports. Several leading indicators include: Total U.S. Industrial Production; Purchasing Managers Index (PMI); Durable Goods New Orders; Retail Sales Excluding Autos; and NFPA’s State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey...

Read More >

Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of October 22, 2018 If you're tracking your company’s orders and shipments, then you are most likely also tracking your company’s backlog, or the total amount of outstanding orders from customers that have not yet been shipped. Backlogs are usually measured in dollars. They increase each time a new...

Read More >

Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of October 15, 2018 Understanding the consumption of U.S. fluid power products is not only necessary step to determine U.S. demand for fluid power products, but also helpful to predict future demand of your company’s products. In the U.S., production and total sales are two of the most common...

Read More >

Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of October 8, 2018 Foreign trade and the global marketplace play a key role in shaping U.S. fluid power industry trends, and while there are many ways of exploring this, the Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program allows you to use “Percentage of U.S. Production” analysis to understand just how...

Read More >