HIRI/IHS Markit forecast expects 5.3% growth in home improvement products market in 2018 after a strong 5.6% in 2017.

Total home improvement products sales are expected to increase 5.3% in 2018 to $387 billion in total sales. The Professional Market is expected to increase 4.4% in 2018 over 2017 and the Consumer Market will see a sales increase of 5.7%.

The National Economic Outlook