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July 25 2012

Second Quarter 2012 MDM-Baird Distribution Survey Results

Volume:

42

Issue:

14

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Expectations for revenue growth in 2012 continued to decline in the second-quarter 2012 MDM/Baird Distribution Survey. On average, survey respondents expect revenue growth of 5.2 percent for the full-year 2012, compared with 5.6 percent in the first-quarter survey. Respondents expect revenues to increase by an average of 5.5 percent in the third quarter.

Actual revenue growth for the second quarter exceeded expectations, with an average increase of 7.5 percent compared with the forecast 7 percent. Cutting tools, PVF – industrial & energy, and safety products saw the greatest growth, while respondents in janitorial/sanitation and plumbing sectors reported...

This report was formerly called the Inflation by Commodity Group Report.

This report is researched and produced by MDM editors. View the First Quarter 2012 report here.

These product groups provide a snapshot of inflation trends based on the Producer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Second quarter 2011 pricing levels are compared with second quarter 2012, and first quarter 2012 with second quarter 2012.

To view this report, log-in and click on Download pdf below the product listing.

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Industrial

  • Abrasives
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Metal Cutting Machine Tools
  • Metal Forming Machine Tools
  • Pumps, Compressors, & Eqmt
  • Ind. Material Handling Eqmt
  • Rubber & Plastic Hose
  • Rubber & Plastic Belts & Belting
  • Ind. Rubber Products, nec
  • Personal Protection Clothing & Equipment
  • Metal Valves (not fluid power)
  • Steel Mill Products

Construction

  • Softwood Lumber
  • Hardwood Lumber
  • General Millwork
  • Gypsum Products
  • Hardboard, Particlebd, Fiberbd
  • Plywood
  • Plastic Construction Products
  • Wood Ties, Siding, Shingles, Shakes

Electrical

  • Electrical Machinery & Eqmt
  • Electronic Components & Accs
  • Integrating and Measuring Instruments
  • Motors & Generators
  • Wiring Devices
  • Transformers & Power Regulators
  • Switchgear, Switchboard, etc. Eqmt
  • Communications & Related Eqmt
  • Electric Lamp Bulbs & Parts
  • Nonferrous Wire & Cable
  • Fabricated Ferrous Wire & Cable Products

Power Transmission/Bearing

  • Mechanical Power Transmission Eqmt
  • Ball & Roller Bearings
  • Plain Bearings & Bushings
  • Speed Changers, Drives &
  • Gears

Fluid Power

  • Fluid Power Eqmt
  • Fluid Power Valves
  • Fluid Power Hose/Tube Fittings
  • Fluid Power Pumps & Parts
  • Fluid Power Actuators/Accum/
  • Cylinders

Plastics

  • Plastic Resins & Materials
  • Plastic Products (Overall)

Fasteners

  • Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Rivets,
  • Washers (overall)
  • Aircraft Fasteners
  • Externally Threaded Fasteners
  • Internally Threaded Fasteners
  • Nonthreaded Metal Fasteners

Hardware

  • Hardware (overall)
  • Builders’ Hardware

Tools

  • Cutting Tools & Accs (overall)
  • Hand & Edge Tools
  • Power-Driven Hand Tools
  • Precision Measuring Tools
  • Small Cutting Tools
  • Tools, Dies, Jigs, Molds, Fixtures

Gases/Welding

  • Industrial Gases
  • Welding Machinery/Equipment

Jan-San

  • Sanitary Paper Products

Packaging

  • Boxes
  • Packaging & Ind. Conv. Paper
  • Packaging Products from Plastic
  • Pulp, Paper and Allied Products

HVAC/Plumbing

  • Air Cond. & Refrigeration Eqmt
  • Heating Eqmt
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings
Recent advancements, generational demands and the need to compete on a different level have all contributed to a technological shift toward e-commerce, mobile and social networks. While the technologies themselves aren't new, the fact that more distributors are taking action to leverage the capabilities of those technologies is.

This article is part of the 2012 Distribution Trends Report. To access this annual update for premium subscribers, subscribe now or log-in.

 

 

 

 

Keep it simple. That’s the underlying message of Brent Grover’s new book, The Little Black Book of Strategic Planning for Distributors. A strategic plan does not have to be the result of a long, drawn-out process, with hundreds of pages of text and graphics only to be presented to a board of directors and set on a dusty bookshelf at the end of the day.

That’s not to say strategic planning is easy. But in his new book, Brent outlines a simple, straightforward approach to refining and implementing a plan. He doesn’t reinvent the wheel – but instead takes his years of experience and best practices across industries...

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Expectations for revenue growth in 2012 continued to decline in the second-quarter 2012 MDM/Baird Distribution Survey. On average, survey respondents expect revenue growth of 5.2 percent for the full-year 2012, compared with 5.6 percent in the first-quarter survey. Respondents expect revenues to increase by an average of 5.5 percent in the third quarter.

Actual revenue growth for the second quarter exceeded expectations, with an average increase of 7.5 percent compared with the forecast 7 percent. Cutting tools, PVF – industrial & energy, and safety products saw the greatest growth, while respondents in janitorial/sanitation and plumbing sectors reported...

This report was formerly called the Inflation by Commodity Group Report.

This report is researched and produced by MDM editors. View the First Quarter 2012 report here.

These product groups provide a snapshot of inflation trends based on the Producer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Second quarter 2011 pricing levels are compared with second quarter 2012, and first quarter 2012 with second quarter 2012.

To view this report, log-in and click on Download pdf below the product listing.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe today for immediate access. Or click Buy This Issue Now at the bottom of the product listing to purchase.

Industrial

  • Abrasives
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Metal Cutting Machine Tools
  • Metal Forming Machine Tools
  • Pumps, Compressors, & Eqmt
  • Ind. Material Handling Eqmt
  • Rubber & Plastic Hose
  • Rubber & Plastic Belts & Belting
  • Ind. Rubber Products, nec
  • Personal Protection Clothing & Equipment
  • Metal Valves (not fluid power)
  • Steel Mill Products

Construction

  • Softwood Lumber
  • Hardwood Lumber
  • General Millwork
  • Gypsum Products
  • Hardboard, Particlebd, Fiberbd
  • Plywood
  • Plastic Construction Products
  • Wood Ties, Siding, Shingles, Shakes

Electrical

  • Electrical Machinery & Eqmt
  • Electronic Components & Accs
  • Integrating and Measuring Instruments
  • Motors & Generators
  • Wiring Devices
  • Transformers & Power Regulators
  • Switchgear, Switchboard, etc. Eqmt
  • Communications & Related Eqmt
  • Electric Lamp Bulbs & Parts
  • Nonferrous Wire & Cable
  • Fabricated Ferrous Wire & Cable Products

Power Transmission/Bearing

  • Mechanical Power Transmission Eqmt
  • Ball & Roller Bearings
  • Plain Bearings & Bushings
  • Speed Changers, Drives &
  • Gears

Fluid Power

  • Fluid Power Eqmt
  • Fluid Power Valves
  • Fluid Power Hose/Tube Fittings
  • Fluid Power Pumps & Parts
  • Fluid Power Actuators/Accum/
  • Cylinders

Plastics

  • Plastic Resins & Materials
  • Plastic Products (Overall)

Fasteners

  • Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Rivets,
  • Washers (overall)
  • Aircraft Fasteners
  • Externally Threaded Fasteners
  • Internally Threaded Fasteners
  • Nonthreaded Metal Fasteners

Hardware

  • Hardware (overall)
  • Builders’ Hardware

Tools

  • Cutting Tools & Accs (overall)
  • Hand & Edge Tools
  • Power-Driven Hand Tools
  • Precision Measuring Tools
  • Small Cutting Tools
  • Tools, Dies, Jigs, Molds, Fixtures

Gases/Welding

  • Industrial Gases
  • Welding Machinery/Equipment

Jan-San

  • Sanitary Paper Products

Packaging

  • Boxes
  • Packaging & Ind. Conv. Paper
  • Packaging Products from Plastic
  • Pulp, Paper and Allied Products

HVAC/Plumbing

  • Air Cond. & Refrigeration Eqmt
  • Heating Eqmt
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings
Recent advancements, generational demands and the need to compete on a different level have all contributed to a technological shift toward e-commerce, mobile and social networks. While the technologies themselves aren't new, the fact that more distributors are taking action to leverage the capabilities of those technologies is.

This article is part of the 2012 Distribution Trends Report. To access this annual update for premium subscribers, subscribe now or log-in.

 

 

 

 

Keep it simple. That’s the underlying message of Brent Grover’s new book, The Little Black Book of Strategic Planning for Distributors. A strategic plan does not have to be the result of a long, drawn-out process, with hundreds of pages of text and graphics only to be presented to a board of directors and set on a dusty bookshelf at the end of the day.

That’s not to say strategic planning is easy. But in his new book, Brent outlines a simple, straightforward approach to refining and implementing a plan. He doesn’t reinvent the wheel – but instead takes his years of experience and best practices across industries...