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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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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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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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Stats Deep Dive
What you should know: RSEA data is a strong economic indicator for fluid power. RSEA has a 96.2% correlation with Total Fluid Power Shipments. RSEA data is included in NFPA’s Customer Market File (CMF). NFPA and the Stats Toolkit make it easy for you to use RSEA as a possible leading indicator for your company....

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Regional Demand Estimates Report
Updated Report Now Available for Download The U.S. Fluid Power Regional Demand Estimates Report has recently been updated and is now available for download. This Excel-based report is prepared for NFPA by Oxford Economics and profiles the geographic distribution of fluid power products to end-use industries by state, including fluid power sales dollars, fluid power sales percentage,...

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Economic Update Webinar
NFPA Economic Update Webinar: Risks and Opportunities in a COVID-19 Economy Featuring Catherine Putney of ITR Economics Thursday, October 29, 10:00 am Central Registration Open NO CHARGE to NFPA Members! Next week, Catherine Putney, an economist with ITR Economics, will help members gain critical insight into the economic risks and opportunities facing their organizations in a...

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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...

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Stats Fact of the Week
COVID-19 has injected a heavy dose of economic uncertainty into the fluid power industry, as well as the rest of the global economy, and has forced the supply chain to change how it approaches strategic planning and business management. The pressure to quickly adapt to stay afloat in the unsteady economy can cause business leaders...

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Image Credit: Stand Out by Sawtooth on Flickr.com, used under CC 2.0 license, no modifications made 2020 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference August 11-13, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM CT each day Virtual Delivery Registration Now Open As the most popular NFPA event each year, Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is the perfect venue to get...

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