To no one’s surprise, the increases in the Electrical Price Index’s Building Wire & Cable (+2.3%) and Power Wire & Cable (+0.8%) categories were driven by June’s copper market, volatility which drove prices over $3 per pound for most of the month. Most dramatic was the +19.6% year-over-year increase in Power Wire & Cable. Telephone supplies (+1.1%) and Ballasts (-1.7%) also saw some major monthly changes.
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