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State of the Fluid Power Industry – Manufacturer Survey (SOFP-M)

The State of the Fluid Power Industry – Manufacturers Survey is a quick and easy monthly survey that gives you the pulse of the fluid power industry, with expectations for mobile hydraulics, industrial hydraulics and pneumatics. And, along with the manufacturers’ results, participants also receive access to the distributors’ results every month!

It takes less than 5 minutes to complete!

On the second Monday of every month all NFPA manufacturer members receive the survey via e-mail with seven multiple choice questions on

  • shipments and orders projections,
  • hiring plans,
  • and inventory levels

This free electronic opinion-based survey provides the only report that allows industry peers to express their opinion on the current and future state of our industry every month.

As a participant, these opinions, combined with diffusion indexing and NFPA analysis, allow you to:

  • Identify the industry’s position in the business cycle
  • Anticipate how the industry will do in the months to come
  • Track industry backlog and hiring plans
  • Analyze the progress of your company compared to others.

Participate in the SOFP-M so you can keep up with the opinions of manufacturers and distributors on the state of the fluid power industry.

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Monthly Electronic Free to NFPA members who participate in the SOFP Survey Download Sample


For more information about NFPA’s market information services, contact Pete Alles at or (414) 778-3350. For information on becoming an NFPA member, e-mail

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