With a turnover of 7,7 billion Euro (2017) the fluid power industry is one of the most important suppliers to the entire mechanical and plant engineering sector. The ratio of hydraulics is 4,9 billion Euro and that of pneumatics 2,8 billion Euro. Compared to the previous year the turnover raised by in total 11%. Thanks to its innovative products fluid power contributes to the global competitiveness of its customers. Therefore, it is no surprise that German fluid power industry with its share in global trade has been ranking first ahead of the USA and China for years. The export ratio is on average 55%. In addition the production abroad of many German fluid power companies contributes to an increased market penetration. This demonstrates the great trust customers are having in German cutting-edge technology. In this industrial sector Germany is the most important supplier worldwide.
The Fluid Power association provides its members with a wide range of market information geared towards the interests of the sector. Sources for this information include surveys conducted amongst the members. The degree of representation for this data is approximately 90 percent.
Information on the European and international markets is also available to the member companies of the Fluid Power Association. European and international fluid power associations collaborate closely under the auspices of the European umbrella organization CETOP and the International Statistics Committee (ISC) for fluid power.