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Quarterly Supplier Barometer

Topic: Sales & Production

The Heavy Duty Supplier Barometer is a report published by the HDMA research department quarterly and is compiled from business data reported by our members. This is an exclusive member benefit and only available to members. The contents of each published Barometer are shared only with member responders to the survey. The anonymously reported results include estimated current and next year truck builds, raw materials recovery cost percentages, current business conditions, as well as risks and trends being experienced in the market. 

Barometer Report Metrics Include:

  • Overall supplier business outlook and concerns

  • Short term performance and outlook by major sector (on-highway, off-highway and aftermarket)

  • Sales volume and price level changes

  • Business planning activities of hiring, inventory and production capacity levels

  • OE on-highway production forecasts

  • Off-highway performance by subsector (Ag, mining, construction, etc)

  • Performance of both the OES and independent aftermarket channels