The U.S. Market for Fluid Power Cylinders and Actuators Recovers

Fluid Power Equipment December 20, 2015
Author: Olga Minchina
Account Manager

Fluid power is a workhorse of the U.S. economy, a cross-cutting technology applied by a great number of industries. The U.S. fluid power industry is strongly competitive around the world. Fluid power and the industries it serves depend on a highly-educated workforce and require investments in new fluid power education, as well as training resources.

Vast amounts of energy are consumed by fluid power systems, and overall energy efficiency can be boosted by the adoption of best practices and focused research and development programs.

China and Germany were the main suppliers of fluid power cylinders and actuators into the U.S., with a combined share of 29% of total U.S. imports in 2014. However, the fastest growing suppliers were Mexico (+20.6% per year) and China (+17.0% per year) in total imports from 2007 to 2014. China strengthened its position in the U.S. import structure from 10% in 2007 to 16% in 2014, while Canada and Germany saw their shares reduced.

In 2014, the main destinations of U.S. fluid power cylinder and actuator exports were Canada (18%) and Mexico (16%). Brazil and China became the fastest growing importers. From 2007 to 2014, average annual growth rates of fluid power cylinder and actuator exports into these countries stood at +23.7% and +10.2%, respectively.

Source: U.S. Fluid Power Cylinder And Actuator Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2020