Category Archives: Market Reports

Stats Deep Dive
U.S. fluid power product exports dropped 14.3% when compared to last year, reaching 5.6 billion dollars in 2020. Declining nearly one billion dollars since 2019, U.S. fluid power exports faced several challenges, including a recessionary economy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as an uncertain foreign trade environment due to unstable trade policies,...

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The Trends in Capacity Utilization Report is a valuable indicator that predicts turning points for various economic factors to help prepare your company for future changes in manufacturing, employment and more. Recent report updates have shown bounce backs in almost all areas except for energy, including a more dramatic bounce back in capacity utilization for machinery industries,...

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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 Deep Dive
What you should know: CU data can predict turning points in general manufacturing trends, anticipate price inflation and foresee supply bottlenecks. CU data is included in NFPA’s Trends in Capacity Utilization. CU data is a strong economic indicator for fluid power. CU has an 91.8% correlation with Total Fluid Power Shipments. Capacity utilization index (CU),...

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The Stats Toolkit is a cloud-based data analytics and visualization support tool that is available exclusively to NFPA members.  This online platform expands our members’ economic view of their company by combining the user’s unique company data and NFPA data sources with popular analytical tools to identify market trends, recognize data relationships and develop custom...

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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 Deep Dive
In a continued annual news series on trends in fluid power shipments, we again examine three very consistent trends worth watching over the last twelve years using “month-to-month % change” analysis on historical shipments index data from NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics Program. First, let us revisit the trends and historical analysis from last year’s article:...

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New Market Information Website Launched
NFPA's Market Information resources provide NFPA members insights year-round but can be particularly useful as companies start the year and plan their next steps. Reports and programs to pay special attention to as we move into 2021 include:  NFPA Forecast Report: U.S. Customer Markets - (Available free to all members) Look three years into the future...

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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 News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO One of NFPA’s core strategic objectives is to provide our members with timely and accurate industry statistics and business intelligence that support improved decision-making. There are a lot of ways for members to get engaged in our programs dedicated to advancing this objective. Our Participation-Based Programs provide unique value...

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