Electrical Economy


Check out the latest news we've gathered to get a read on the health of the economic sectors that most affect the fortunes of the electrical industry.

  • Jan 23, 2015

    CFL shipments lag, but T12s grow

    NEMA’s shipment index for T12 lamps beat the previous two quarters by advancing 8.6% from the second quarter to the third. In contrast, shipments of T5 and T8 lamps decreased by 6.6% and 11.1%, respectively....More
  • Jan 14, 2015

    Fed Sees Moderate Growth in Key Electrical Market Sectors

    In the sectors of the economy most critical to the electrical industry, business seems to be strong, according to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book survey of economic conditions by region....More
  • Jan 9, 2015
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    Electrical Marketing

    The 50 MSAs With the Most Electrical Sales Potential in NAED’s Western Region  

    Notes. Markets were selected using Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data and sales-per-employee multipliers from  Electrical Wholesaling magazine’s 2015 Market Planning Guide. Electrical Contractor Potential - $71,119 per employee; MRO Sales Potential - $770 per employee; OEM Sales Potential - $787 per employee; Factory Automation Sales Potential - $127 per employee; and Government Sales Potential - $209 per employee. Sales potential data on additional MSAs is available online to Electrical Marketing paying subscribers at www.electricalmarketing.com....More
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