Electrical Economy http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7388/more en Dodge Says October Construction Starts Pulled Back 4% http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-says-october-construction-starts-pulled-back-4 <div class="field-byline"> Dodge Data &amp; Analytics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">​New construction starts in October decreased 4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $678.9 billion, settling back from the elevated amount that was reported in September, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-says-october-construction-starts-pulled-back-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-says-october-construction-starts-pulled-back-4#comments Economic Indicators construction Dodge Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:21:00 +0000 37281 at http://ewweb.com Questions People Ask About Copper Prices, the Dollar and their Impact on the U.S. Economy http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/questions-people-ask-about-copper-prices-dollar-and-their-impact-us-economy <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, Publisher, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Gross, publisher of The Copper Journal, has some questions on the dramatic but somewhat puzzling increases in copper prices, the strength of the U.S. dollar, and the continuing rise of the stock market. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/questions-people-ask-about-copper-prices-dollar-and-their-impact-us-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/questions-people-ask-about-copper-prices-dollar-and-their-impact-us-economy#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross The Copper Journal wire and cable Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:56:00 +0000 37201 at http://ewweb.com 2017 Market Planning Guide http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-market-planning-guide-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body">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 industry average. And the 3.1% growth rate that distributor readers of Electrical Wholesaling forecast in a recent survey is accurate, we are in for another year of slow growth.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-market-planning-guide-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-market-planning-guide-0#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:28:00 +0000 37111 at http://ewweb.com 2017 Electrical Outlook by Region http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-electrical-outlook-region <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Electrical Wholesaling&#39;s annual Market Planning Guide puts a wealth of regional data at your fingertips and gives you the numbers you need to create a custom forecast for electrical product sales in any of the U.S. Census Bureau&#39;s nine geographic regions, down to the metropolitan statistical area.</p> <p>This gallery highlights the factors influencing growth prospects for each of the regions with links to a more in-depth look for each, including the big projects on the boards or underway and market trends that may affect the region&#39;s fortunes over the coming year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-electrical-outlook-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2017-electrical-outlook-region#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:08:00 +0000 37131 at http://ewweb.com Times & Trends: The Haves & the Have Nots http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-haves-have-nots <div class="field-deck"> Some major megatrends seem to be driving an awful lot of the business to a relatively small number of local markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although individual MSAs have always marched to the beat of their own economic drums, it seems like the U.S. economy is evolving into a land of haves and have nots, with some metropolitan areas seeing growth far outpacing the national average and others struggling to maintain much growth at all.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-haves-have-nots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/times-trends-haves-have-nots#comments Editorial Commentary Electrical Economy Gold Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:14:00 +0000 37121 at http://ewweb.com <p>Jim Lucy, Chief Editor</p> Managing Your Resources in Uneven Markets http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/managing-your-resources-uneven-markets <div class="field-deck"> The electrical distributor’s marketplace has seen a sluggish year, particularly in industrial sectors, but the view ahead does reveal some opportunities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the top, our outlook for next year is for industry sales to advance 4.7% from the 2016 level. Not coincidentally, the Electrical Wholesaling team is forecasting industry sales to grow 3.1% next year, after gaining 3.7% this year, compared to our minus 1.3% for 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/managing-your-resources-uneven-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/managing-your-resources-uneven-markets#comments Market Forecasts Market Planning Guide Gold Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:40:00 +0000 37081 at http://ewweb.com Source: DISC Corp. EW's Top 100 Metro Stars in Population Growth http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/ews-top-100-metro-stars-population-growth <div class="node-body article-body">Ever wonder which cities and towns are adding the most population? EW's Top 100 Metros Stars in Population Growth on the map below all enjoyed population increases between 2010 and 2015 of at least 5.9%, more than two percentage points over the 4.1% population growth the United States saw as a whole.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/ews-top-100-metro-stars-population-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/ews-top-100-metro-stars-population-growth#comments Economic Indicators Market Planning Guide Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:44:00 +0000 37061 at http://ewweb.com <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Leading the pack with an amazing 27.3% percent increase &ndash; and 25,471 new residents - was The Villages MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) in Florida, a retirement community that has enjoyed explosive growth over the past few years.</span></p> Photo credit: www.55places.com Dodge Momentum Index Shows Construction Increase in October http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/dodge-momentum-index-shows-construction-increase-october <div class="node-body article-body">The Dodge Momentum Index grew 4.1% in October to 133.6 from its revised September reading of 128.3 (2000=100). October’s gain nearly reversed the loss in September, and returns the Momentum Index to the rising trend that began earlier in the year. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/dodge-momentum-index-shows-construction-increase-october" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/dodge-momentum-index-shows-construction-increase-october#comments Market Forecasts Dodge forecast Market Planning Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:53:00 +0000 37041 at http://ewweb.com DISC Pegs 2017 Growth at 4.7% http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/disc-pegs-2017-growth-47-0 <div class="node-body article-body">DISC Corp.’s new monthly flash update points toward a soft electrical market for the rest of 2016, but Herm Isenstein, DISC’s president, sees solid growth for 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/disc-pegs-2017-growth-47-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/disc-pegs-2017-growth-47-0#comments Market Forecasts DISC Isenstein market forecasts Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:43:00 +0000 37031 at http://ewweb.com Today's Copper Market - The Acid Test Is Now Upon Us http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/todays-copper-market-acid-test-now-upon-us <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, publisher, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Copper is on the move, but John Gross, publisher of The Copper Journal, says it's tough to gauge whether price increases will continue.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/todays-copper-market-acid-test-now-upon-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/todays-copper-market-acid-test-now-upon-us#comments Materials Pricing Electrical Economy copper Copper Journal John Gross wire and cable Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:28:00 +0000 37011 at http://ewweb.com