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
1.68%
  Energy & Utility Consulting Services
2.1%
Human Resources Consulting
2.2%
IT Consulting Services
1.3%
Management Consulting Services
1.4%
Procurement Consulting Services
1.4%
Facilities Management
1.24%
  Facilities Management Services
0.8%
General Contractor Services
1.1%
Janitorial Services
1.4%
Security Guard Services
1.5%
Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Services
1.4%
Finance
1.06%
  401(k) Administration Services
0.8%
Accounting Services
2.3%
Audit Services
0.5%
Business Credit Card Services
1.2%
Payroll Services
0.5%
HR & Staffing
1.46%
  Contingent Workforce Management Services
0.8%
Group Health Insurance
2%
Human Resources Software
-0.2%
Personnel Relocation Services
2.3%
Reference & Background Checking Services
2.4%
IT
0%
  Desktop Computers
-1.1%
ERP Software
-0.2%
Internet Services
1%
IT Hosting Services
0.4%
Laptop Computers
-0.1%
Marketing
1.08%
  Digital Advertising Agency Services
1%
Integrated Advertising Services
1%
Marketing Consulting Services
0.9%
Media Placement & Fulfillment Services
1.3%
Promotional Products
1.2%
MRO
1.58%
  Electrical Contracting Services
4%
Facility Maintenance & Repair Services
0.8%
Inventory Management Software
-0.2%
MRO Inventory Management Services
2.1%
Uniforms
1.2%
Office Management
0.04%
  Cellular Telephone Services
-5.4%
General Office Supplies
1.3%
Managed Print Services
1%
Office Furniture Systems
0.6%
Wireline Telephone Services
2.7%
Packing & Printing
0.52%
  Corrugated Boxes
-0.1%
Digital Printing Services
0.6%
Industrial Printing Services
0.2%
Paperboard & Packaging Papers
0.9%
Wood Pallets
1%
Transport & Logistics
1.36%
  General Warehousing & Storage
1.3%
Letter & Parcel Delivery Services
2.4%
Local Freight Trucking Services
0.2%
National Trucking Services
1.9%
Third-Party Logistics Services
1%
Travel & Fleet
1.6%
  Corporate Travel Services
0.2%
Domestic Air Travel
2.4%
Fleet Management Services
1.6%
Fleet Vehicle Leasing
0.6%
Hotel Rooms
3.2%

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