Tag Archives: deep dive

Stats Deep Dive
Industrial Production Index (IP) is a measure of output of the industrial sector of the economy and includes manufacturing, mining and utilities. It accounts for the bulk of the variation in national output over the course of the business cycle, making it an important tool for forecasting economic performance and a popular economic indicator for...

Read More >

Stats Deep Dive
Many individuals engaged in the fluid power supply chain rely on the insights that the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) offers as a top leading indicator of fluid power industry activity. This measure of economic trends in manufacturing, based on a monthly survey of purchasing managers, can provide current and future insights for decision makers concerning...

Read More >

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 business move by providing them tools to understand trends and anticipate change within the industry and global marketplace. The range of resources available can be extremely...

Read More >

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...

Read More >

Stats Deep Dive
NFPA’s Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) has long delivered a variety of fluid power industry indicators identified by industry experts every year. Whether you are looking for a short-term leading indicator, long-term leading indicator, or coincident indicator, you walk away from this August event with quite a few options. But before attendees head back...

Read More >

Stats Deep Dive
NFPA’s Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) delivers a variety of industry expert-identified indicators for the fluid power industry every year. Whether short-term leading indicators, long-term leading indicators, or coincident indicators, attendees always walk away from this event with quite a few options. But before attendees apply these new resources back at the office, I...

Read More >