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EPI Increases +0.8% in April

May 16, 2024
With a monthly increase of +3.8%, building wire & cable had a larger jump in April than any other product category
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March's Electrical Price Index Sees a Mild +0.2% Increase

April 18, 2024
March's YOY increase of +0.3% was significantly less than the +2.58% historical average.
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EPI Increases +0.1% in February

March 22, 2024
Circuit breakers led all product categories with a -2.1% decline that was +5.1% of the Feb. 2023 pace.
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EPI Drops -1.6% YOY in January

Feb. 22, 2024
Pole-Line Hardware (-1.3%) and Boxes (-1.6%) had the largest monthly declines, while Circuit Breakers (+5.1%) were up the most.
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Producer Price Index for December Shows Relatively Few Large Increases

Feb. 8, 2024
Diesel fuel saw the largest monthly and annual declines, dropping -13.4% in Dec. 2023 from Nov. 2023, and -18.7% year-over-year.
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EPI Increase Slow Down in December

Jan. 25, 2024
The monthly decline in the EPI Total Index is quite unusual.
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EPI Moves Up +0.2% in November

Dec. 21, 2023
With the exception of Fuses (+1%), Switchgear (+1.2%) and Panelboards & Switches (+2.5%), it was a quiet month for Electrical Marketing's Electrical Price Index (EPI).
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EPI Sees Slight Increase in October

Nov. 17, 2023
Much of the increase would appear to be due to the +9.1% monthly increase in the Power Wire & Cable category, which now sits at +39.8% above its Oct. 2022 mark.
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September EPI Drops -0.4%

Oct. 20, 2023
The EPI has seen declines in five of the eight months since January, when it spiked +2.1%.
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Electrical Price Index Increases +0.5% in August 2023

Sept. 21, 2023
Power Wire & Cable and six other categories registered monthly increases of better than +1% for the month.
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Electrical Price Index - Historical Data Through July 2023

Aug. 24, 2023
Click here to download a spreadsheet with historical data for Electrical Marketing's Electrical Price Index going back to the 1990s.
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Electrical Pricing Movement Mixed in July's EPI

Aug. 24, 2023
In July, Electrical Marketing's Electrical Price Index was still running a bit hot on a year-over year basis, with a +3.6% YOY increase over July 2022 that's a point above the...
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Electrical Price Index - Historical Pricing Data Update - July 2023

July 27, 2023
Electrical Marketing has compiled the Electrical Price Index (EPI) with the assistance of S&P Global (IHS/Global Insight) since the 1990s. As an additonal benefit that comes with...
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June's Electrical Price Index (EPI) Stays Steady at 204.8 Points

July 27, 2023
Electrical Marketing’s Electrical Price Index (EPI) took a welcome pause in June with the month-to-month and year-over-year indexes both returning to more normal terrain. A few...
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May Electrical Price Index Registers Small Increase

June 22, 2023
The EPI's Total Index for May showed a small increases of +0.1% over April, but it's still one of the lowest monthly increase of the past 12 months. At +3.7%, the year-over-year...
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April's EPI Drops -0.2% Month-to-Month

May 18, 2023
The +3.8% year-over-year increase in the Total Index to 206.4 points in Electrical Marketing's Electrical Price Index (EPI) for April was the smallest increase since Nov. 2020...
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EPI Shows Some Big Declines in March 2023

April 18, 2023
Electrical Marketing's Electrical Price Index (EPI) showed notable declines in both its month-to-month and year-over year change data. The EPI's Total Index was down -0.6% in ...
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EPI Price Growth Slows in February

March 23, 2023
February was a reasonably quiet month for price increases in Electrical Marketing's Electrical Price Index.
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Construction Moves Higher in February to $912.8 Billion Annual Rate According to Dodge

March 23, 2023
Total construction starts rose +6% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $912.8 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. During the month, residential and...
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Prices Increased Throughout Construction Market in February According to PPI Cost Data

March 23, 2023
The electrical market is not the only segment of the construction industry that has dealt with huge price increases and volatile price changes over the past two years. In the ...
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Electrical Wholesaling's 2022 Top 150 Ranking

Feb. 23, 2023
Check out which electrical distributors are growing the fastest with this annual industry benchmark.