The FPDA Motion & Control Network
Information resources available from this organization include:
Industry Trends Reports
Monthly FDPA member survey provides information on sales growth and outlook in general and for specific
end-use markets (e.g., aerospace, agricultural equipment, automotive, construction machinery,
food and beverage processing, forestry, heavy-duty truck, industrial machinery, life sciences, maintenance,
repair, and operations, marine, mining, and oil and gas).
Interactive online monthly survey allows FPDA member distributors to compare their total sales, orders, and
inventory levels to others in the industry, with data broken out by product concentration, total annual sales,
and geographic region. Survey access is limited to members only.
Information resources available from this trade association include:
What Is Fluid Power?
Introductory section provides an overview of the underlying technology, with topics covered including types
of systems, system components, advantages over other power transmission methods, common applications, and case
studies addressing specific applications. All information can be viewed free online.
State of the Industry Survey
Monthly report compares orders, shipments, employment, inventory, and backlog against the same periods in the
prior year and also includes participants' expectations for these same items for the next quarter and the next
12 months. Sample report can be viewed online; survey results are available to members only.
Market trends provides a graphical five-year comparison of pneumatic and hydraulic orders and shipments based
on data from the CSS program, and also includes percentage changes for orders and shipments for the last three
months as compared to the same months in the prior year. All data is available free online.
NFPA Forecast Report: U.S. Customer Markets
Monthly report provides five-year forecasts for 31 customer markets and for the U.S. market as a whole, and
also includes a more detailed look at selected customer markets and economic indicators considered to have the
most impact on the industry. Sample report can be viewed online; report is available to members only.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee,
staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample
report can be viewed online.