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Electrical Marketing’s Leading Economic Indicators - March 2019

Building permits and freight rail traffic are down but PMI and LEI show strength.

Building permits slide in February. February building permits were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,296,000, -1.6% below the revised January rate of 1,317,000 and -2% below the Feb. 2018 rate of 1,323,000, according to the most recent data available at press-time from the U.S. Census Bureau. Single‐family authorizations in February were at a rate of 821,000, even with the revised January figure of 821,000.

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