Economic Indicators http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7389/more en NAHB's Eye on the Economy says residential market is solid http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/nahbs-eye-economy-says-residential-market-solid <div class="node-body article-body">NAHB says May's data on home sales point to a bright future for the housing market.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/nahbs-eye-economy-says-residential-market-solid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/nahbs-eye-economy-says-residential-market-solid#comments Economic Indicators Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:13:00 +0000 17291 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: KB Homes Baton Rouge, La., joins Midland and Odessa, Texas, as nation’s hottest housing markets according to new NAHB Index http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/baton-rouge-la-joins-midland-and-odessa-texas-nation-s-hottest-housing-markets-a <div class="node-body article-body">Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released this week. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/baton-rouge-la-joins-midland-and-odessa-texas-nation-s-hottest-housing-markets-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/baton-rouge-la-joins-midland-and-odessa-texas-nation-s-hottest-housing-markets-a#comments Economic Indicators News Watch Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:12:00 +0000 15671 at http://ewweb.com Chilly start to 2014 doesn’t freeze homebuilder confidence http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/chilly-start-2014-doesn-t-freeze-homebuilder-confidence <div class="node-body article-body">Recent data from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Washington, D.C., reflects the slow start in the residential construction market, which many analysts attribute to unusually cold weather across much of the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/chilly-start-2014-doesn-t-freeze-homebuilder-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/chilly-start-2014-doesn-t-freeze-homebuilder-confidence#comments Economic Indicators Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:56:00 +0000 15201 at http://ewweb.com 2013 Electrical Distributor Acquisitions http://ewweb.com/mergers-amp-acquisitions/2013-electrical-distributor-acquisitions <div class="node-body data_table-body">Here's the data: The 21 acquisitions covered by EW’s editors through press-time represent a fair amount of M&A activity, but it’s down a bit from the heavy acquisition years when we have seen 30 or more deals. </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/2013_Distributor_Acquisitions_DATA.csv" type="text/csv; length=1645">2013_Distributor_Acquisitions_DATA.csv</a></div> </div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Off </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/mergers-amp-acquisitions/2013-electrical-distributor-acquisitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/mergers-amp-acquisitions/2013-electrical-distributor-acquisitions#comments Economic Indicators Mergers & Acquisitions Data & Training Gold Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:21:00 +0000 13201 at http://ewweb.com 2014 National Factbook http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-national-factbook <div class="node-body gallery-body">Electrical Wholesaling's annual roundup of the key economic indicators that show the direction of the electrical industry's major markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-national-factbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-planning-guide/2014-national-factbook#comments Economic Indicators Market Planning Guide Gold Market Planning Guides Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:23:00 +0000 13111 at http://ewweb.com McGraw-Hill Construction's Robert Murray says healthy housing market will bump up total construction by 9% in 2014 http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/mcgraw-hill-constructions-robert-murray-says-healthy-housing-market-will-bump-to <div class="node-body article-body">Looks like 2014's construction market should be pretty solid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/mcgraw-hill-constructions-robert-murray-says-healthy-housing-market-will-bump-to" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/mcgraw-hill-constructions-robert-murray-says-healthy-housing-market-will-bump-to#comments Economic Indicators News Watch Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:49:00 +0000 11691 at http://ewweb.com <p> McGraw-Hill Construction&#39;s Robert Murray is cautiously bullish on the 2014 construction market.</p> Construction spending enjoys mild MTM increase in August but was up 7.1% YTY http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/construction-spending-enjoys-mild-mtm-increase-august-was-71-yty <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that construction spending during Aug. 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $915.1 billion, 0.6% above the revised July estimate of $909.4 billion. The August figure is 7.1% above the Aug. 2012 estimate of $854.0 billion. During the first eight months of this year, construction spending amounted to $581.9 billion, 5.9% above the $549.4 billion for the same period in 2012.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/construction-spending-enjoys-mild-mtm-increase-august-was-71-yty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/construction-spending-enjoys-mild-mtm-increase-august-was-71-yty#comments Economic Indicators Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:45:00 +0000 11591 at http://ewweb.com September construction climbs 13% http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/september-construction-climbs-13 <div class="node-body article-body"><p> New construction starts in September advanced 13% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $556.0 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/september-construction-climbs-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/september-construction-climbs-13#comments Economic Indicators Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:43:00 +0000 11481 at http://ewweb.com A Roundup of NEMA Product Shipment Reports http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/roundup-nema-product-shipment-reports <div class="node-body article-body">NEMA's various product shipment indices show newer technologies gaining acceptance and market share, especially in lighting, where T5 fluorescent and halogen A-line lamps gained ground over older fluorescents and incandescents.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/roundup-nema-product-shipment-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/roundup-nema-product-shipment-reports#comments Economic Indicators Sales Silver Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:28:00 +0000 11291 at http://ewweb.com Incandescent lamp shipments slip during 2Q 2013 http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/incandescent-lamp-shipments-slip-during-2q-2013 <div class="node-body article-body">Shipments of traditional A-line incandescent lamps, as measured by the lamp shipment index published by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Rossyln, Va., decreased for the third consecutive quarter in Q2 2013, reaching a low point for the series.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/incandescent-lamp-shipments-slip-during-2q-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/incandescent-lamp-shipments-slip-during-2q-2013#comments Economic Indicators Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:19:00 +0000 11151 at http://ewweb.com