Author Archives: Eric Armstrong

Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of March 18, 2019 The companies that make the most of their NFPA market information benefits have a strong grasp of which reports are available to their companies. In most cases, the menu of available reports is dependent on a company's membership type, i.e. manufacturer, distributor, supplier, etc. There...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of March 11, 2019 The companies that make the most of their NFPA market information benefits have a strong grasp of which reports are available to their companies. In most cases, the menu of available reports is dependent on a company's membership type, i.e. manufacturer, distributor, supplier, etc. There...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of March 4, 2019 The companies that make the most of their NFPA market information benefits have a strong grasp of which reports are available to their companies. In most cases, the menu of available reports is dependent on a company's membership type, i.e. manufacturer, distributor, supplier, etc. There...

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Stats Deep Dive
Several months ago, NFPA reviewed the strong relationship between our opinion-based survey results from the State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey (SOFP) and the industry shipments data collected through our Confidential Shipments Statistics (CSS) program. The article was met with a great deal of positive response and requests for updates, so we're rerunning the...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of February 18, 2019 Anyone that has visited NFPA’s Market Information Resource Menu has probably noticed something a bit counter intuitive: there is an area for global market reports & forecasts and another area for international data. So, what’s the difference between these two areas? Primarily, the difference is...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of February 11, 2019 NFPA’s Stats Toolkit is a cloud-based statistical tool that combines NFPA data sources with popular analytical tools to expands users’ economic view of their companies and industry. It allows users to benchmark company performance, automate time-consuming calculations, conduct industry analysis, identify leading indicators, and create...

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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
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of February 4, 2019 NFPA’s December 2018 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, ended the year with a modest decline in December shipments. Fluid power manufacturers certainly can’t be too disappointed with December’s...

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Regional Demand Estimates Report
The new U.S. Fluid Power Regional Demand Estimates Report delivers the geographic fluid power data members have long asked for. This Excel-based report is prepared for NFPA by Oxford Economics and profiles the geographic distribution of fluid power products to end-use industries by state, including fluid power sales dollars, fluid power sales percentage, and number of establishments...

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Stats Deep Dive
NFPA’s Stats Toolkit is a cloud-based statistical tool that combines NFPA data sources with popular analytical tools to expands users’ economic view of their companies and industry. It allows users to benchmark company performance, automate time-consuming calculations, conduct industry analysis, identify leading indicators, and create custom forecasts with simple point-and-click menu options that generate graphs...

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