National B2B Buying Trends: Q1 2018

The supply chain is in a constant state of flux. For suppliers, it’s important to stay ahead of the latest shifts, trends, and changes in order to put your company in the best position for future growth.

B2B Buying Trends Q1 2018To find out what B2B buyers are searching for, we examined the terabytes of buyer behavior data generated on Thomasnet.com during Q1 2018. Here are the top five most in-demand products and services:

Top 5 B2B Products In Q1 2018

  1. Steel
  2. Printed Circuit Boards
  3. Fasteners
  4. Corrugated Boxes
  5. Food Products

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Top 5 B2B Services In Q1 2018

  1. CNC Machining
  2. Machining
  3. Metal Stamping
  4. Contract Manufacturing
  5. Plastic Injection Molding

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Biggest Increases In Sourcing Activity

In addition to looking at the most in-demand product and service categories, we also uncovered the categories that experienced the biggest increases in sourcing activity when compared to Q1 2017.

  1. Square and Rectangular Tubing
  2. Iron Castings
  3. Mixers
  4. Stainless Steel Bars
  5. Containers

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Take Advantage Of The Trends

If your company offers any of these products or services, now is the time to connect with serious buyers — while you can still ride the wave of demand. If you need some help forging these connections, consider listing your business on Thomasnet.com.

More than 12 million buyers visit the platform every year when they are actively sourcing new products and services. List your business on Thomasnet.com in order to get in front of this powerful buying audience.

For more in-depth information on Q1 Buying trends, download our 2018 Q1 Sourcing Activity Snapshot.

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