IEOC 2020-21 Farm Equipment Outlook Update: The Recession is Over

Ag Equipment and Machinery

Eli Lustgarten, President of ESL Consultants and popular IEOC speaker, has been sharing his insights about our industry’s key customer markets at NFPA’s Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) for over 20 years. Besides a “Fluid Power Customer Market Overview” presentation, Lustgarten employs his advanced industry analysis and ties to industry peers at many ag…

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Slowing Trade Creating Drag on U.S. and Global Economies

Stats Fact of the Week

Foreign trade policies and tariffs have created a great deal of economic uncertainty not only in the U.S., but also globally. Connor Lokar of ITR Economics recently released a very insightful article in the latest NFPA Forecast Report that examines the effect foreign trade conditions are having on the U.S. and global economy, and what they may…

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NFPA’s Economic Update Webinar Archive Ready for Viewing

NFPA's Economic Update Webinar

NFPA’s Webinar Archives make it possible for NFPA members to view valuable presentations from experts in various fields, all without leaving the office.  NFPA’s May 2016 Economic Update Webinar with Jon Murphy of ITR Economics is now available for NFPA members. Mr. Murphy provided information on the latest economic developments and future trends for the U.S. and…

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SOFP Industry Opinion: Short Term Down/Long Term… Undecided?


NFPA recently released the results of the August 2015 State of the Fluid Power Industry Surveys (SOFP), electronic opinion-based surveys that are conducted amongst our manufacturer and distributor members every month. Manufacturer Results – SOFPM Fluid power manufacturers foresee a down fourth quarter closing out a negative 2015, but have differing opinions as to what…

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NFPA Forecast Report: U.S. Customer Markets

NFPA_Forecast_Report_US_Customer Markets

Look ahead and anticipate change with the NFPA Forecast Report: U.S. Customer Markets. This quarterly report, supplied by Alan Beaulieu and the Institute for Trend Research (ITR), includes an outlook, trend graph and commentary on the current year and next two years ahead for all of fluid power’s most popular customer markets, hydraulics, pneumatics, and…

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