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Mexico Manufacturing Improves in June

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in June was 48.8, rising 1.2 points from May and the slowest decline in 16 months.  Another month of lower orders caused manufacturing production and employment to fall, but optimism reached its strongest level since January 2020. The PMI index is composed of five

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CPA President Featured in Panel World Magazine

Panel World magazine featured an interview with CPA President Andy O’Hare in the July 2021 issue. The interview discusses Andy’s first year with the association, the COVID-19 pandemic and key issues affecting the composite panel industry. See Panel World

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June U.S. Consumer Confidence Strong

U.S. consumer confidence in June registered at 127.3, rising 7.3 points from May and the highest since March 2020, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.  The index measuring current business and labor market conditions gained 9 points from May to 157.7, while the short-term outlook for income, business and the labor market improved

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U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Grow in May

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in May were 32.9% higher than the comparable month last year and grew 0.8% from April, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales increased 32.6% from last year and were 2.1% higher than April. Custom cabinetry sales jumped 26.9% over

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April U.S. Furniture Orders Climb Rise

U.S. residential furniture factory orders in April jumped 239% above the comparable month in 2020 when many manufacturers were closed but were still 30% higher than 2019. Year-to-date orders were up 73% over the first four months of 2020 and up 36% from 2019. Furniture shipments rose 296% over April 2020 and year-to-date shipments increased

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U.S. RV Shipments Break Another Monthly Record

The U.S. RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers reported that shipments reached a record high for May at 49,241 units, rising 75.9% over the comparable month in 2020. The year-to-date total was 249,561 RVs shipped, 84% higher than the comparable period in 2020. See RV Industry Association

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Mexico Manufacturing Improves in June

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in June was 48.8, rising 1.2 points from May and the slowest decline in 16 months.  Another month of lower orders caused manufacturing production and employment to fall, but optimism reached its strongest level since January 2020. The PMI index is composed of five

Read More »

CPA President Featured in Panel World Magazine

Panel World magazine featured an interview with CPA President Andy O’Hare in the July 2021 issue. The interview discusses Andy’s first year with the association, the COVID-19 pandemic and key issues affecting the composite panel industry. See Panel World

Read More »

June U.S. Consumer Confidence Strong

U.S. consumer confidence in June registered at 127.3, rising 7.3 points from May and the highest since March 2020, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.  The index measuring current business and labor market conditions gained 9 points from May to 157.7, while the short-term outlook for income, business and the labor market improved

Read More »

U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Grow in May

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in May were 32.9% higher than the comparable month last year and grew 0.8% from April, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales increased 32.6% from last year and were 2.1% higher than April. Custom cabinetry sales jumped 26.9% over

Read More »

April U.S. Furniture Orders Climb Rise

U.S. residential furniture factory orders in April jumped 239% above the comparable month in 2020 when many manufacturers were closed but were still 30% higher than 2019. Year-to-date orders were up 73% over the first four months of 2020 and up 36% from 2019. Furniture shipments rose 296% over April 2020 and year-to-date shipments increased

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U.S. RV Shipments Break Another Monthly Record

The U.S. RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers reported that shipments reached a record high for May at 49,241 units, rising 75.9% over the comparable month in 2020. The year-to-date total was 249,561 RVs shipped, 84% higher than the comparable period in 2020. See RV Industry Association

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