While none of the leading economic indicators that typically offer a reliable signal a few months out on where the industry is headed are calling for a big growth year in 2018, from what they do show growth in the 3% to 5% range wouldn’t be a hard mark to hit. In the following pages, Electrical Wholesaling’s editors offer some insight into 12 national economic indicators that will give you a sense of where the industry is headed in 2018. They track the commercial segment
National Factbook 2017
While you can expect solid but not-spectacular 2018 growth in the overall electrical market, some regions of the U.S. and niches within nonresidential should beat the national numbers.