Tag Archives: economic information

NFPAs State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey
The State of the Fluid Power Industry survey for Distributors was launched in June, and our goal for the year has been to drive participation among our distributor members toward levels proportionate to those among manufacturer members in the State of Fluid Power survey for Manufacturers. That would mean we need to average 20 distributor participants per...

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MAPI Economic Roundtable
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief Footprint of the Future: Chasing Technology and Talent In our latest collaboration with Deloitte, MAPI examined the factors motivating footprint decisions and analyzed how global investment trends are shifting. By 2020, we predict that talent...

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Are you looking for expert analysis and hard data concerning the current and future state of our industry? All you need is a computer with an internet connection and a phone to find the answers you need at NFPA’s Economic Update Webinar! The webinar will take place Thursday, October 29th at 10:00 am Central, and...

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CSS Report Example
NFPA will add “Year-to-Date % Change” preliminary data starting with this month’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report. Our CSS report is the only monthly source of aggregated US fluid power product data collected from our members to explain industry trends and benchmark company performance.  The “Year-to-Date % Change” is a frequently used indicator of our industry’s current economic condition...

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MAPI Economic Roundtable
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief The Robot Revolution Robots are advancing in capacity and use but will really take off when their power to generalize knowledge becomes a reality. U.S. Trade Deficit in Manufactures Soars in August Ernie Preeg, senior...

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NFPA’s monthly Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, continues to indicate an industry downturn at a pace that doesn’t look to slow anytime soon.  Industry peers' concerns have shifted from the weakening effects of industry conditions on 2015 to whether these conditions will carry...

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MAPI Economic Roundtable
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief   Argentina: Change Brings Hope After 12 years and two different Kirchner presidents, it is time for change in Argentina. The October 25 presidential election will mark the end of an era, a time of...

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It’s my turn to write an NFPA news post this week. With deadline approaching this morning, I had absolutely nothing. Until I saw this article about the Institute of Supply Management’s (ISM) manufacturing index for August... http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/2015/09/29/u-s-manufacturing-flashing-warning-signs/ Normally news like this gets kicked over to our Econ & Stats guy, Eric Armstrong, to write something....

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Every year, the Census Bureau (M3 Report) and Federal Reserve Bank (G17 Report) collect market data via surveys of companies nationwide, which is then used as the basis for several NFPA reports.  These agencies periodically make revisions and adjustments to the data for current and prior years based on new information gathered and a weighting...

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MAPI Economic Roundtable
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief   America’s Disturbing Loss of Economic Freedom Economists have long theorized that economic freedom has a strong positive effect on economic growth. Nobel Prize–winning economists Gary Becker and Milton Friedman quantified how to measure economic...

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