Market Trends

For the Public: Fluid Power Market Trends

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data.

This special monthly report is generated exclusively for NFPA’s educator partners to properly monitor industry trends and supply market intelligence.

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Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments

Shipments Raw Index Data, Index: 2018=100

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments

Pneumatic, Mobile and Industrial Hydraulic Orders Index

Data are 12/12 ratios

Pneumatic, Mobile, and Industrial Orders Indexes


Total – Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments

Data are 12-month moving averages

Total Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments


Orders and Shipments – cumulative year-to-date percent changes

Pneumatic Industrial Hydraulic Mobile Hydraulic
Shipments Orders Shipments Orders Shipments Orders
Aug 2019 -3.3 -2.3 -9.5 -10.7 -3.5 -9.7
Sep 2019 -3.0 -2.3 -10.2 -11.9 -3.9 -10.0
Oct 2019 -3.0 -2.8 -10.9 -12.7 -4.7 -11.1

The table above is expressed in terms of cumulative percent changes.  These changes refer to the percent difference between the relevant cumulative total for 2019 and the total for the same months in 2018.  For example, the October 2019 pneumatic orders figure of -2.8 means that for the calendar year through October 2019, pneumatic orders decreased 2.8% compared to the same time-period in 2018.  (Base Year 2018 = 100)