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VIDEO: A Deeper Look at MDM’s Markets Forecast

What’s on tap for 2021? In this exclusive video, Brian Lewandowski of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder provides distributors a macro view of wholesale distribution and the broader U.S. economy.
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While it’s difficult to predict what will happen with wholesale distribution and the broader U.S. economy in the fourth quarter and beyond, MDM’s newest feature, the Quarterly Markets Forecast, zeroes in on the different scenarios that might transpire.

In a recent video interview with MDM, Brian Lewandowski of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder — our partner on the Markets Forecast — digs into some of recent data points and how those factor into the different market forecast scenarios for wholesale distribution in the near- and short-term.

Although the video was recorded before the latest Q3 data was released, his comments provide important context on how Q4 and 2021 might shake out for distributors. Lewandowski shows how recent trends such as payroll data, personal income, personal consumption expenditures, income and savings, retail and food service sales, and wholesale distribution growth will play a combined role in how the market performs moving forward.

Lewandowski shared much more during a recent interview with MDM CEO Tom Gale. Click below to watch:

To see the forecast for distribution markets in the coming quarters and years, read the MDM Premium article, MDM Revised Forecast: 3Q Shaping a V-Swoosh Recovery, which includes a composite forecast of revenues for all 19 major sectors comprising the $6 trillion U.S. wholesale distribution industry.

If you’re not a subscriber, sign up for MDM Premium to receive exclusive guidance, industry insight and analytics for just $28.75/month.

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