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Thomas Reveals Top Sourced Industrial Products and Services in Q2 2021

Thomas Reveals Top Sourced Industrial Products and Services in Q2 2021

Thomas Reveals Top Sourced Industrial Products and Services in Q2 2021

The trend data found in the 2021 Q2 Sourcing Activity Snapshot (Thomas Index Report, July) allows you to see what procurement professionals and engineers were sourcing on Thomasnet.com.

The top 20 products buyers were sourcing at Thomasnet.com in Q2 2021:

  1. Adhesives
  2. Medical Equipment & Supplies
  3. Steel
  4. Packaging
  5. Printed Circuit Boards (PCB)
  6. Face Masks
  7. Tools
  8. Labels
  9. Food Products
  10. Lumber
  11. Pumps
  12. Automation Equipment
  13. Lubricants
  14. Machinery
  15. Laboratory Equipment & Supplies
  16. Chemicals
  17. Hand Sanitizers
  18. Nitrile Gloves
  19. Pharmaceuticals
  20. Prototypes

The top 20 services buyers were sourcing at Thomasnet.com in Q2 2021:

  1. Machining
  2. Engineering Services
  3. CNC Machining
  4. Commercial Printing Services
  5. Plumbing Contractors
  6. Plastic Injection Molding Services
  7. Metal Fabrication
  8. Manufacturing Services
  9. Tube Fabrication & Bending Services
  10. Third Party Logistics (3PL) Services
  11. Sewing Contractors
  12. Steel Fabrication
  13. Contract Manufacturing
  14. Civil Engineering Services
  15. Product Development
  16. Construction Contractors
  17. Warehouse & Distribution Services
  18. Electrical Contractors
  19. HVAC Contractors
  20. Nutritional Supplement & Vitamin Contract Manufacturing

The rest of the informative report lists the top 20 categories seeing the biggest increase in sourcing activity, year-over-year, and revisits their Q2 predictions for the following categories: Printed Circuit Boards, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Aircraft Engineering Services, Manufacturing Services, Foodservice equipment, Shipping Services, Food Contract Manufacturing, Building Products, and 3D Printers.

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