Economic Indicators

The electrical industry's near-term fortunes are influenced by trends in the wider economy. Here's where we gather some of the most relevant economic data pointing to the direction ahead, including industrial purchasing, housing and nonresidential construction, rig counts and a whole lot more.


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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in July

Aug. 5, 2022
The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI) increased 2.9% in July to 178.7 from the revised June figure of 173.6 points. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, is a monthly...
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Dodge Momentum Index Sees Nice Jump in April

May 6, 2022
With the gain in April, the Dodge Momentum Index was just 5% shy of the all-time high set in the fall of 2021.
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Feb. 22, 2021
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Shifting into Lower Gear

April 5, 2019
DISC Corp. sees a slow-growth scenario for the electrical wholesaling industry in 2019 and through 2022, suggesting a need to focus more intently on unit sales.
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2019 Market Planning Guide

Nov. 8, 2018
The economic indicators are pointing toward one more year of good-but-not great growth in 2019. 2020 may be the start of a different story.


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Electric Vehicle eBook

April 27, 2023
From batteries to charging stations to the actual vehicles, we take stock of our switch to electric mobility as it picks up ever more speed.
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Big Gainers & Losers in Construction Employment (Jan. 2017 YOY)

March 20, 2017
Several Sunbelt metros led the nation in year-over-year construction employment increases through Jan. 2017.

Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in January

Feb. 17, 2017
Looks like the construction market got off to a good start in January. The Dodge Momentum Index rose 3.9% in January to 142.6 (2000=100) from its revised December reading of 137...
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2016 Non-Residential Construction Rises in Top U.S. Metropolitan Areas

Feb. 13, 2017
Most of the leading U.S. metropolitan areas for commercial and multi-family construction starts showed substantial gains in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to Dodge...
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County Population Change 2010-2015

Jan. 30, 2017
Population growth is a good economic indicator you can use to measure the future economic growth prospects of a local economy. Here's a great online tool you can use to get find...