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Economic Trends

Slowness Doesn't Dampen Optimism

Distributors expanding capabilities to boost growth during "flat" economy.
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Canadian Industrial Product Price Index Up 0.5% in May

Raw Materials Price Index rose 4.4 percent, largely due to higher prices for crude energy products.
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Good News, Bad News for U.S. Economy

Oil & gas remains a drag on economic growth
This article is part of MDM's 2015 Distribution Trends Special Issue. The annual feature was researched and written by MDM editors based on interviews with dozens of wholesaler-distributors, as well as industry experts and ...
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Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: April 2015

Sales and inventories data for wholesaler-distributors in April 2015.
Sales and inventories data for wholesaler-distributors in April 2015.
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MDM Industrial Inflation Index: May 2015

Modern Distribution Management's Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies
Modern Distribution Management's monthly Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies. This index includes: Abrasives Products Cutting Tools Power Transmission Equipment Fasteners Valves, etc. Power Tools Material Handling Equipment Belting Hand Tools ...
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ISA Distributor, Manufacturer Growth Slows in May

Both distributors and manufacturers reported expansion, but at a slower pace than in the previous month.
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Real GDP Down 0.2% in 1Q

Real GDP decrease follows fourth-quarter increase of 2.2 percent.
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Employment Dampens Recovery View

Most distribution sectors still below prerecession employment levels.
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Durable Goods New Orders Down 1.8 percent in May

Transportation equipment drove the decrease, down 6.4 percent.
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Canadian New Housing Construction Investment Up 2.3% in April

Apartment and apartment-condominium buildings led increase, rising 7.9 percent.
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