For electrical distributors pondering mid-year sales performances, consider these stats obtained from Electrical Wholesaling's 2005 Survey of the Top Electrical Distributors.

9.3 Percent

Average predicted 2005 sales increase among the 73 Top 200 distributors that provided forecasts for their companies.

-4 Percent

Lowest forecast among those distributors that provided forecasts for their companies.

25 Percent

The highest predicted sales increase among the electrical distributors that responded to Electrical Wholesaling's 2005 Survey of the Top Electrical Distributors.

9 Percent

The median sales increase for those electrical wholesalers providing forecasts to the Top 200 survey.