Electrical Economy http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7388/more en Electrical Economy Back On Firm Footing http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-economy-back-firm-footing <div class="field-deck"> Although the electrical market tumbled into a mild recession in 2016, expect a strong comeback in 2017. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While better times are ahead for the electrical industry, it's important to note that in 2016 total industry revenues were negative for the first time since the Great Recession.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-economy-back-firm-footing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-economy-back-firm-footing#comments Market Forecasts Gold Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:54:00 +0000 38891 at http://ewweb.com All Over the Map http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/all-over-map <div class="field-byline"> John Gross </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Back in February, copper was trading in the +/- $2.70 range, and two of the world’s largest copper mines stopped producing due to labor and governmental issues. From that point on, the price of copper vacillated between $2.80 and $2.50 on a Spot basis – hardly what one would have expected.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/all-over-map" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/all-over-map#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:38:00 +0000 38751 at http://ewweb.com Big Gainers & Losers in Construction Employment (Jan. 2017 YOY) http://ewweb.com/news-watch/big-gainers-losers-construction-employment-jan-2017-yoy <div class="node-body data_table-body">Several Sunbelt metros led the nation in year-over-year construction employment increases through Jan. 2017.</div> <div class="field-csv-file"> <span>CSV File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-text-csv" alt="text/csv icon" src="http://ewweb.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/text-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/data-tables/AGC_data.csv" type="text/csv; length=998">AGC_data.csv</a></div> </div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Disable Right Sidebar Display </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="Construction_Employment_Jan_2017" src="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2017/03/employmentagc.jpg?1490026569" /> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/big-gainers-losers-construction-employment-jan-2017-yoy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/big-gainers-losers-construction-employment-jan-2017-yoy#comments Economic Indicators News Watch Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:53:00 +0000 38731 at http://ewweb.com AIA’s Baker Sees Solid Year for Nonresidential Construction http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/aia-s-baker-sees-solid-year-nonresidential-construction <div class="node-body article-body">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 of about 10%. Industrial construction was weak, as expected. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/aia-s-baker-sees-solid-year-nonresidential-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/aia-s-baker-sees-solid-year-nonresidential-construction#comments Market Forecasts News Watch Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:36:00 +0000 38581 at http://ewweb.com (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in January http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-moves-higher-january <div class="node-body article-body">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 137.3. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-moves-higher-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-moves-higher-january#comments Economic Indicators Dodge Data Analytics Dodge Momentum Index Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:36:00 +0000 38431 at http://ewweb.com 2016 Non-Residential Construction Rises in Top U.S. Metropolitan Areas http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2016-non-residential-construction-rises-top-us-metropolitan-areas <div class="node-body data_table-body">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 Data & Analytics. </div> <div class="field-csv-file"> <span>CSV File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-text-csv" alt="text/csv icon" src="http://ewweb.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/text-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/data-tables/2016&#039;s Biggest Construction Projects in the Five Largest Metros.csv" type="text/csv; length=2286">2016&#039;s Biggest Construction Projects in the Five Largest Metros.csv</a></div> </div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Disable Right Sidebar Display </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="dodge_construction" src="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2017/02/hudson-yards-streetview900.jpg?1487012107" /> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2016-non-residential-construction-rises-top-us-metropolitan-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2016-non-residential-construction-rises-top-us-metropolitan-areas#comments Economic Indicators Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:41:00 +0000 38331 at http://ewweb.com www.hudsonyards.org How High Is Up? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/how-high <div class="field-byline"> John Gross </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Copper soared through the $2.70 level on Friday, to close at a near two-year high, as global supplies of the red metal are threatened. &nbsp;A strike at Escondida in Chile, the world&rsquo;s largest mine, has curtailed production there, and Freeport is unable to export its copper from Indonesia.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/how-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/how-high#comments Materials Pricing copper metals pricing Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:17:00 +0000 38301 at http://ewweb.com County Population Change 2010-2015 http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/county-population-change-2010-2015 <div class="node-body data_table-body">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 out which markets are adding the most new residents.</div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Disable Right Sidebar Display </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="Electrical_Wholesaling_Economic_Indicators" src="http://ewweb.com/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2017/01/pop-map.jpg?1485803605" /> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/county-population-change-2010-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/county-population-change-2010-2015#comments Economic Indicators Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:14:00 +0000 38201 at http://ewweb.com 2017 National Factbook http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2017-national-factbook <div class="node-body gallery-body">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 880,000 — historically a very healthy level — but it dipped below this threshold sharply in September. It’s hard to determine if this will be anything more than a brief aberration or a regular cycle as construction employment typically slows down as winter approaches.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2017-national-factbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/2017-national-factbook#comments Economic Indicators Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:51:00 +0000 37841 at http://ewweb.com Top News Stories of 2016 http://ewweb.com/news/top-news-stories-2016 <div class="field-deck"> A mix of M&As, new web-based technologies and economic trends made headlines in 2016. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EW’s editors had a busy year covering all the news that broke in the electrical wholesaling industry in 2016. Here are our picks for the trends that could shape the business in the years to come.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news/top-news-stories-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news/top-news-stories-2016#comments Materials Pricing Mergers & Acquisitions News Gold Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000 37601 at http://ewweb.com <p>The IoT (Internet of Things) came of age in 2016, with real-world applications popping up throughout the electrical market.</p> jamesteohart/iStock/Thinkstock