Category Archives: Market Reports

Stats Fact of the Week
NFPA’s November 2019 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends for benchmarking company performance, revealed substantial declines in month-to-month and year-to-year fluid power shipment trends. Double-digit declines in both trend analysis measures validated the effect on year-to-date trends dropping an entire percentage point or more across...

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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 is set to provide economic clarity and short-term outlook.
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In pursuing our mission of strengthening the fluid power industry, NFPA is focused on four key strategic objectives. Here’s a quick summary of the ways NFPA members can benefit from the programs associated with the second of those objectives. We call that objective Industry Statistics, and it’s where NFPA...

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Stats Deep Dive
Some time ago, in an article titled "'A Sure Thing' in Future Trends of Fluid Power Shipments", I identified three very consistent trends in fluid power shipments spanning a ten-year period (2008 – 2017) using “month-to-month % change” analysis on historical shipments index data from NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics Program.  Those trends and historical analysis...

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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
NFPA’s October 2019 Confidential Shipments Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends that benchmark company performance, identified month-to-month shipments growth when compared to September, but this positive trend shows little effect on year-to-year and year-to-date trends as they continue to decline. The only exception is pneumatic shipments, as...

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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 go into the end of the year and plan their next steps. Reports and programs to pay special attention to as we move into 2020 include: Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) Program - (Participation is required)  Use aggregated data to analyze...

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Stats Fact of the Week
NFPA’s September 2019 Confidential Shipments Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, continued to display decline in both shipments and orders trends. Contracting hydraulic order and shipment trends are contributing to the majority of year-to-year and year-to-date declining percentages of overall fluid...

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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 Economic Update Webinar recording available
The October 2019 Economic Update Webinar featured Catherine Putney of ITR Economics, and the recording is now available to download. The presentation gave participants a global perspective of the current slowdown and insights into future conditions. Catherine investigated: The current and future state of the U.S. and global economy The short term outlook for the fluid power...

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