Author Archives: Eric Armstrong

Stats Deep Dive
Many individuals engaged in the fluid power supply chain rely on the insights that the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) offers as a top leading indicator of fluid power industry activity. This measure of economic trends in manufacturing, based on a monthly survey of purchasing managers, can provide current and future insights for decision makers concerning...

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Stats Fact of the Week
NFPA’s June 2020 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends used to benchmark company performance, continues to highlight COVID-19’s uneven impact on the fluid power industry. Extreme year-to-year declines in May’s orders activity led to strong year-to-year declines in June shipments, with a noticeable exception in...

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industry trends, industry update
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: Hydraulic and...

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Stats Fact of the Week
COVID-19 has injected a heavy dose of economic uncertainty into the fluid power industry, as well as the rest of the global economy, and has forced the supply chain to change how it approaches strategic planning and business management. The pressure to quickly adapt to stay afloat in the unsteady economy can cause business leaders...

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industry trends, industry update
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: Hydraulic and...

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Stats Fact of the Week
As the leading source of fluid power market information in the U.S., a key NFPA membership benefit is free access to market information resources. A variety of industry reports, forecasts and data sources for fluid power products, customer markets and economic indicators can help members understand trends and anticipate change. The amount of information available...

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Stats Fact of the Week
NFPA’s May 2020 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, continues to expose COVID-19’s impact on the fluid power industry with severe declines in year-to-year and year-to-date fluid power shipment and order trends. May shipments were down again, and orders...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Participate in NFPA’s Customer Market Survey to Get Exclusive Customer Market Data The 2019 NFPA Customer Market Survey (CMS) is now underway.* Once again, NFPA is collecting U.S. hydraulic and pneumatic sales figures from manufacturer members to create a more complete information source about fluid power customer markets. The results of this survey will allow participants to...

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Stats Fact of the Week
As the leading source of fluid power market information in the U.S., NFPA supplies a variety of industry analysis and data resources as a benefit of NFPA membership. In addition to using member data collection, outside service agreements and public data extraction to create custom reports, we also maintain a curated list of outside resources...

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Economic Update Webinar
NFPA’s Webinar Archives feature valuable presentations from experts in various fields that NFPA members can view whenever they wish, without leaving the office. The following NFPA webinar recording is now available for viewing by all NFPA members. NFPA’s Economic Update Webinar - Risks and Opportunities in a COVID-19 Economy Catherine Putney, ITR Economics Recorded Thursday,...

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