Market Forecasts

Electrical Wholesaling has a long tradition of providing the industry's most useful and reliable forecasts of sales potential and wider economic trends in the electrical distribution market.


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A Look at 2023

Nov. 21, 2022
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2024 Market Planning Guide

Dec. 8, 2023
While no one seems to be expecting gangbusters growth in 2024, next year the $146.9-billion electrical wholesaling industry should still see a steady flow of solid business opportunitie...
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EW Executive Insights: Market Forecasting with Christian Sokoll, DISC Corp.

July 2, 2021
In this episode, Editor-in-Chief Jim Lucy speaks with Christian Sokoll, president of DISC Corp., on the nature of forecasting amid and after the pandemic, upcoming hot markets...
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Today's Electrical Economy - May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021
Get a sneak peek at Top 200 distributors' growth projections for 2021 and a look at five key economic indicators for the electrical market. Sponsored by Champion Fiberglass.
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The Road Ahead

Nov. 18, 2020
DISC's Christian Sokoll says it will take several years for the market to return to pre-pandemic sales, but several niche markets will provide new opportunities along the way....
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The New Normal

Nov. 9, 2017
Electrical distributors, manufacturers and independent reps will need to learn how to maintain profitability in what will be a low-growth environment over the next few years. ...


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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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AIA’s Baker Sees Solid Year for Nonresidential Construction

March 7, 2017
According to current estimates, spending on offices increased more than 20% in 2016, hotel spending was up about 25%, and even retail and other commercial facilities saw growth...
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2017 Market Planning Guide

Nov. 14, 2016
The electrical industry is at yet another interesting economic flashpoint. Growth over the past three or four years has been around 3% to 4%, which is at the low end of the historical...
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2017 Electrical Outlook by Region

Nov. 10, 2016
Providing distribution professionals with news, information, analysis and education on technology, market processes, techniques and operations.
Source: DISC Corp.
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Managing Your Resources in Uneven Markets

Nov. 8, 2016
The electrical distributor’s marketplace has seen a sluggish year, particularly in industrial sectors, but the view ahead does reveal some opportunities.