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Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments
Pneumatic, Mobile and Industrial Hydraulic Orders 12/12 Ratio
Total – Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments 12 Month Moving Average
Shipments – Cumulative year-to-date % change (2022 vs. 2021)
Fluid Power Industry Growth Trend
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows the 12 month moving
average of shipments for hydraulics and total fluid power continue to grow, while pneumatics is
approaching a plateau. The year-to-date % change for total fluid power shipments in July 2022 is
15.2%. Mobile hydraulic orders received from August 2021 to July 2022 are currently 116.7% of the
orders received from August 2020 to July 2021. When looking at raw index data, pneumatic, mobile
hydraulic, and industrial hydraulic shipments all decreased when compared to last month. These
charts are drawn from data collected from more than 80 manufacturers of fluid power products by
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. Contact NFPA at 414-778-3344 for more info.
NFPA supports student organizations at universities with annual stipend funding to help students learn about fluid power while they work on educational and technical projects. Currently for the 2023-24 academic year, there are 19 universities from across the country participating: If you are looking to get involved with these Fluid Power Clubs, see below for…
Mark your calendars for the NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Design and Specification Midway Reviews, happening in December and January. This is a fantastic opportunity for industry members to get engaged and connect with students. The reviews are 45-minute webinar presentations with 10 minutes of Q&A from the judges. During this review, students will showcase…