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HARDI Distributors Report 24.3% Revenue Jump in June

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International’s monthly TRENDS report shows a huge spike in HVAC distributors’ revenue, marking a “solid start for the cooling season,” says HARDI analyst Brian Loftus.

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PTDA Cancels In-Person Industry Summit

In lieu of annual conference, which was to take place this October in Atlanta, the organization will offer virtual networking opportunities and resume the live event in 2021.

Chicago Fed National Activity Index
Research & Analytics

Chicago Fed National Activity Index Rises to +4.11 in June

Latest CFNAI shows that three of four broad categories of indicators used to construct the index made positive contributions in June, and two of the four categories increased from May.

IRCG PRI June 22-26
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IRCG Weekly Pandemic Revenue Index Back in the Red

PRI reverts back to a decline and settles into being down in the mid-single digits after a calendar anomaly saw growth during the holiday week.

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Report
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Industrial Production Rises 5.4% in June

According to the Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Report, manufacturing output increased 7.2% during the month, but it was still 11.1% below its pre-pandemic February level.


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IRCG PRI June 29-July 3
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IRCG Weekly Pandemic Revenue Index Shows 11.7% Increase

First PRI increase in more than a month likely tied to calendar anomaly, but any weekly improvement is a good sign for distribution industry.

Real GDP by state
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Real GDP Decreased in All 50 States in 1Q

Overall growth in real GDP slowed in the first quarter from the fourth quarter of 2019 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

IRCG PRI June 22-26
Research & Analytics

IRCG’s Weekly Pandemic Revenue Index Continues to Slide

The 11.4% decline is the third in a row after a rare uptick in late May, according to the latest PRI from Indian River Consulting Group.

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May Construction Spending Up 0.3% Year-Over-Year

Construction spending during May 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,356.4 billion, up 0.3% from the May 2019 estimate of $1,352.9 ...

ISM Report on Manufacturing
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Manufacturing Sector Expanded in June

The June PMI registered 52.6%, an increase of 9.5% from the May reading — and the second consecutive month of expansion.

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