New! NFPA Stats Dashboard

NFPA’s Stats Dashboard is now live! This interactive tool is available to all members. The dashboard highlights data from NFPA’s variety of reports creating a summary of the state of the industry. See the latest trends in shipments, forecasts, and markets all in one location. The dashboard makes it easy to find source data by…

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Fluid Power Hiring Activity Expected to Remain Strong

The latest results from NFPA’s State of the Fluid Power Industry survey give insight into members hiring plans and more. The graph below shows the monthly diffusion index for the question “what best describes your hiring plans over the next 3 months?”. The 3 answer options given to survey participants are: Hire Employees Keep Employment…

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New! NFPA Stats Dashboard

NFPA’s Stats Dashboard is now live! This interactive tool is available to all members. The dashboard highlights data from NFPA’s variety of reports creating a summary of the state of the industry. See the latest trends in shipments, forecasts, and markets all in one location. The dashboard makes it easy to find source data by…

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New! NFPA Stats Dashboard

NFPA’s Stats Dashboard is now live! This interactive tool is available to all members. The dashboard highlights data from NFPA’s variety of reports creating a summary of the state of the industry. See the latest trends in shipments, forecasts, and markets all in one location. The dashboard makes it easy to find source data by…

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New! NFPA Stats Dashboard Launched

NFPA’s Stats Dashboard is now live! This interactive tool is available to all members. The dashboard highlights data from NFPA’s variety of reports creating a summary of the state of the industry. See the latest trends in shipments, forecasts, and markets all in one location. The dashboard makes it easy to find source data by…

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Updated State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey Now Available

How does your backlog look? NFPA’s latest State of the Fluid Power (SOFP) industry survey shows 71% of manufacturers reporting an increase in backlog from November to December 2021. As seen in the graph below, manufacturers and distributors have been saying relatively the same thing about their backlogs increasing or decreasing (higher index = increasing…

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Fast Stats Feature: State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey

NFPA’s State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey (SOFP) is a monthly seven-question, opinion-based survey that examines responses from fluid power industry peers on orders, shipments, hiring plans and inventory levels to gauge the change in the monthly, quarterly and annual state of our industry compared to previous benchmarks and predictions.  The latest survey revealed over…

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Fast Stats Feature: Foreign Trade Report

NFPA’s 2020 U.S. Foreign Trade Data for Fluid Power Products Report breaks down U.S. fluid power foreign trade data by both country and product, with key pieces highlighted in a trade data summary sheet and a variety of foreign trade trend graphs for a quick and easy snapshot of our industry’s foreign trade activity in 2020. A few findings…

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Fast Stats Feature: NFPA’s Trends in Capacity Utilization

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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