Tag Archives: CSS

Stats Fact of the Week
NFPA’s August 2019 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, continued to display quicker rates of decline among orders. Diminishing orders have begun to directly affect shipment trends as some monthly comparisons to last year reach negative percentages in the double-digits for...

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New Market Information Website Launched
The annual Industry & Economic Outlook Conference is now over and left attendees with many actionable insights to guide them through the coming months, but several NFPA Market Reports can help take those insights a step further for an even stronger ending to 2019. Reports and programs to pay special attention to as we move into the...

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Stats Fact of the Week
NFPA’s June 2019 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, displayed the first signs of inventory liquidation in the U.S. fluid power marketplace. A declining orders trend combined with numerous order cancellations resulted in large negative trend analysis indicators, year-to-year...

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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 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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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of April 29, 2019 NFPA’s March 2019 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends that help benchmark company performance, highlighted the impact of increasing prices and declining orders on industry shipments by showing a slowdown in March. Don’t let month-to-month...

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Stats Deep Dive
Fluid power product pricing is a very important driver for the industry. With the recent increase in fluid power product pricing, an understanding of fluid power product PPI data is crucial, particularly of what PPI data is, how PPI data is used, and which fluid power product PPIs and related resources are available. What Is...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of April 8, 2019 NFPA’s February 2019 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, highlights a positive start to 2019 industry shipments with growth in January/February. However, the industry orders data, which is a...

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Stats Deep Dive
Reliable economic indicators are a necessary piece to the strategic planning puzzle, but the key word here is “reliable.” Testing the reliability of these indicators from time to time ensures the development of a sound strategic plan. There are a variety of methods to test the reliability of an economic indicator, and for the purposes...

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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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