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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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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The WIFM on Tax Cuts

April 3, 2018
Wondering “What’s In It for Me (WIFM) with federal tax cuts? Here’s DISC’s analysis on the growth opportunities the tax cuts open up for electrical distributors.
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National Factbook 2017

Dec. 15, 2017
While you can expect solid but not-spectacular 2018 growth in the overall electrical market, some regions of the U.S. and niches within nonresidential should beat the national...


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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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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...

National Factbook 2016

Jan. 9, 2017
It will be important to watch the national electrical contractor employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Through the summer it had been tracking well above 880...
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2017 Electrical Market Indicators

Dec. 8, 2016
Here are the key economic indicators you need to watch to gauge the health of the 2017 electrical market.