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the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

Resources | Market Trends | PTDA Market Forecast Report

PTDA Market Forecast Report   

Released quarterly at the end of February, May, August and November, the PTDA Market Forecast Report delivers market trend information to help you:

  • Be more confident in defining your strategic priorities

  • Reallocate your marketing budget to target customers in industries showing the most promise

  • Shift emphasis from an industry on a downward trajectory to a high growth market

Download the most recent PTDA Market Forecast Report  (5.0 MB PDF)

Prepared by Institute for Trend Research (home of Industry Summit economic speaker Alan Beaulieu), the only economic forecasting firm with 96 percent accuracy, the PTDA Market Forecast Report is available exclusively to PTDA members at no charge. The report provides data and commentary on macroeconomic trends:

  • What is the current macroeconomic climate in the US-- and where is it headed?

  • Will the Canadian economy grow or retract in the coming year--and by how much?

  • How are each of the end-user markets performing in relation to the overall economy?

  • Which vertical markets are on the rise--and which are on the decline?

  • What are the cyclical relationships that apply to the markets you serve?


Divided into two components, the PTDA Market Forecast Report consists of:

  • Industrial Production and forecast information for the United States, Canada, Europe, India and China.

  • Commentary for customer markets in North America and Europe:

  • Food Production

  • Mining Production (excluding Oil & Gas)

  • North America Light Vehicle Production

  • Industrial Machinery Production

  • Farm Machinery Shipments

  • Electric Power Generation Production

  • Material Handling Equipment New Orders

  • Pulp, Paper & Board Mills Production

  • Oil & Gas Extraction Production

  • Iron & Steel Products Production


Download past PTDA Market Forecast Reports.

PTDA Market Forecast Reports  are intended to supplement the qualitative information found in PTDA’s End-User Market Briefing Reports with qualitative information on specific industries. A broad overview of the PT/MC products in use in end-user industries can be found in PTDA's Industry Sales Guides.

Webinars and Presentations

To assist PTDA members in interpreting and understanding the PTDA Market Forecast Report data, PTDA provides two webinars annually as a PTDA Member Advantage at no charge. The PTDA Market Forecast webinar is facilitated by the Institute for Trend Research to help you apply the market trend data in your business planning.

Download the June 5, 2017 webinar presentation. (6.1 MB PDF)
Download the June 5, 2017 webinar video. (37 MB WMV)

2017 Webinar Dates:
December 9, 2017