Fluid power industry growth line

The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for April 2013 decreased 1.3% compared to April 2012, and increased 1.6% compared to last month. Mobile hydraulic & industrial hydraulic shipments decreased and pneumatic shipments increased in April 2013 when compared to April 2012.All three market segments increased when compared to last month. The chart and table are drawn from data collected from more than 80 manufacturers of fluid power products by NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program. Much more information is available to NFPA members, which allows them to better understand trends and anticipate change in their market and the customer markets they serve.

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Each point on this graph represents the most recent 12 months of orders compared to the previous 12 months of orders. Each point can be read as a percentage. For example, 97.3 (the March 2013 level of the industrial hydraulic series) indicates that industrial hydraulic orders received from April 2012 to March 2013 were 97.3% of the orders received from April 2011 to March 2012. (Base Year 2008 = 100%)
This graph of 12 month moving averages shows that in April 2013, pneumatic shipments increased and hydraulic shipments decreased. (Base Year 2008 = 100%)
The table above is expressed in terms of cumulative percent changes. These changes refer to the percent difference between the relevant cumulative total for 2013 and the total for the same months in 2012. For example, the March pneumatic shipments figure of 5.4 means that for the calendar year through March 2013, pneumatic shipments were down 5.4% compared to the same time period in 2012. (Base Year 2008 = 100%)
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