August 16 – 18, 2021Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort, Oak Brook, ILLearn More | Register | Book Your Hotel Room The Industry & Economic Outlook Conference is making its return to an in-person format with an outstanding 2021 lineup of industry experts and exclusive opportunities to network in a reopening world. As always, registration is open to everyone in the fluid power supply…

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Economic Update Webinar

NFPA Economic Update WebinarFeaturing Jim Meil, ACT ResearchThursday, May 27th, 10:00 am CentralRegistration Open NO CHARGE to NFPA Members! Jim Meil, Industry Analyst with ACT Research, as well as a popular fluid power economist, will help members gain critical insight into the economic risks and opportunities facing their organizations during these uncertain economic conditions. This webinar…

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New Market Information Website Launched

NFPA’s Market Information resources provide NFPA members insights year-round but can be particularly useful as companies plan their next steps. Reports and programs to pay special attention to as we navigate current economic conditions include: NFPA Forecast Report: U.S. Customer Markets – (Available free to all members) Look three years into the future of the industry…

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As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and…

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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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industry trends, industry update

As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and…

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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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