HPBA collects industry statistics, conducts surveys, analyzes economic conditions, measures industry performance, identifies trends, and produces industry benchmarks. The information is used to promote the industry to the general public and other interested parties. HPBA also uses the statistical data collected to protect the industry from unnecessary or poorly conceived regulatory and/or environmental proposals.
Much of the data collected is distributed back to participating firms for their internal use. Many firms within the hearth, patio, and barbecue industries use the information produced by HPBA to identify market trends, determine market share, and track industry growth. Companies that participate in HPBA's various statistical data gathering efforts have access to accurate up-to-date industry statistics not available anywhere else-information that they can use to make positive tactical and strategic management decisions.