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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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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: 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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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...

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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...

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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...

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Stats Fact of the Week: Week of October 1, 2018 Predicting quarterly industry trends can be a struggle, but exploring historical quarterly trends in fluid power product shipments can give valuable insight into the industry’s quarterly activity. One trend that stands out that we can anticipate quarterly highs early in the year and quarterly lows late...

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Stats Fact of the Week: Week of September 17, 2018 NFPA is always on the lookout for additional data sources to provide more and better market information. While some data sources show a great deal of potential to further our understanding of the fluid power industry, some extra steps are needed to truly bring the...

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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! Using historical data to examine the last ten years in...

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Stats Fact of the Week: Week of September 3, 2018 With the cloud of uncertainty surrounding the fluid power industry due to tariffs and trade wars, NFPA’s Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry allows us to see the silver lining. Shipments of U.S. produced fluid power products, including aerospace, continues to reach record-high...

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