Current situation:

  • Valve prices according to the Producer Price Index were flat again month-over-month in August (flat last month also). On a year-over-year basis, prices were up 2.8% (up 2.9% last month).


Key factors that could affect supply or price:

  • Domestic manufacturers continue to struggle in absorbing supply chain disruptions for overseas manufactured assemblies. We have seen price increases commensurate to tariffs imposed on imported material. Manufacturers are starting to evaluate how they go to market on industrial and commercial product offerings.