Author Archives: Eric Armstrong

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
NFPA’s May 2019 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, continues to point to a downturn in the U.S. fluid power marketplace. All three trend analysis indicators (year-to-year percent change, month-to-month percent change, and year-to-date percent change) displayed declining conditions,...

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Stats Deep Dive
As the leading source of fluid power market information in the U.S., NFPA offers a variety of industry analysis and hard data to assist members in planning their next move. While offering such a range of resources can be extremely helpful to most members, for some, it can create the daunting task of pulling together...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of June 17, 2019 NFPA’s April 2019 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, again highlighted the slowdown taking place in the U.S. fluid power marketplace. While year-to-year shipment percentages barely remained positive 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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NFPA's Economic Update Webinar
NFPA’s webinar archives provide NFPA members the opportunity to view past webinar presentations from experts in various fields, all without leaving the office. The May 30 Economic Update Webinar recording featuring a presentation by Jim Meil of ACT Research is now available for viewing by all NFPA members. Click HERE to view the recorded webinar....

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of June 10, 2019 Timing and accuracy of industry and economic data resources is important when conducting any type of analysis. So, when government agencies and economic firms release new resources that present aged data or rely on older data sources to deliver their results, it's natural to question...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of June 3, 2019 The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is a popular leading indicator for the fluid power industry. Below is an FAQ to help you determine when and how you should use PMI data. What is the best leading indicator for the fluid power industry?  This question is...

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Stats Deep Dive
As the leading source of fluid power market information in the U.S., NFPA offers a variety of industry analysis and hard data to assist members in planning their next move. While offering such a range of resources can be extremely helpful to most members, for some, it can create the daunting task of pulling together...

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NFPA's Economic Update Webinar
NFPA Economic Update Webinar featuring Jim Meil, ACT Research Thursday, May 30th, 10:00 am Central Register Here Be sure to reserve your spot at next week's Economic Update Webinar to get critical insights into the economic risks and opportunities your organization will face. Listeners will learn more about current market trends and forecasts for the...

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