Category Price Forecasts

An overview of pricing trends across key sectors

This heat map highlights price change forecasts across major US categories and sub-categories for the upcoming year. It gives you quick hit data to see which sectors are expected to experience stable or turbulent pricing environments. Click into each sub-category for more information on what’s driving price changes.


CATEGORY FORECAST     SUB-CATEGORY PRICE FORECAST  
Consulting
1.84%
  Energy & Utility Consulting Services
2.2%
Human Resources Consulting
0.7%
IT Consulting Services
2.2%
Management Consulting Services
1.9%
Procurement Consulting Services
2.2%
Facilities Management
1.54%
  Facilities Management Services
2%
General Contractor Services
1%
Janitorial Services
1.5%
Security Guard Services
1.3%
Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Services
1.9%
Finance
1.5%
  401(k) Administration Services
1.7%
Accounting Services
0.8%
Audit Services
0.9%
Business Credit Card Services
3.3%
Payroll Services
0.8%
HR & Staffing
0.88%
  Contingent Workforce Management Services
0.7%
Group Health Insurance
1.8%
Human Resources Software
-1.5%
Personnel Relocation Services
2%
Reference & Background Checking Services
1.4%
IT
-0.8%
  Desktop Computers
-3.9%
ERP Software
-1.5%
Internet Services
1.2%
IT Hosting Services
0.5%
Laptop Computers
-0.3%
Marketing
0.54%
  Digital Advertising Agency Services
0.9%
Integrated Advertising Services
0.9%
Marketing Consulting Services
0.7%
Media Placement & Fulfillment Services
0.7%
Promotional Products
-0.5%
MRO
1.26%
  Electrical Contracting Services
3.5%
Facility Maintenance & Repair Services
2%
Inventory Management Software
-1.5%
MRO Inventory Management Services
2.2%
Uniforms
0.1%
Office Management
-0.28%
  Cellular Telephone Services
-5.3%
General Office Supplies
0.4%
Managed Print Services
0.9%
Office Furniture Systems
1.4%
Wireline Telephone Services
1.2%
Packing & Printing
0.72%
  Corrugated Boxes
1.7%
Digital Printing Services
0.1%
Industrial Printing Services
0.2%
Paperboard & Packaging Papers
-0.6%
Wood Pallets
2.2%
Transport & Logistics
2.12%
  General Warehousing & Storage
1.4%
Letter & Parcel Delivery Services
2.1%
Local Freight Trucking Services
0.3%
National Trucking Services
5.5%
Third-Party Logistics Services
1.3%
Travel & Fleet
1.42%
  Corporate Travel Services
0.7%
Domestic Air Travel
0.6%
Fleet Management Services
2.4%
Fleet Vehicle Leasing
0.9%
Hotel Rooms
2.5%

KEY: PRICE CHANGE   <0.1% 0.1% - 1% 1.1% - 2% 2.1% - 3% >3%