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U.S. Interior Design Billings Fall in May

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) in May fell 9.1 points from last month’s record to 59.1, according to the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms. Any score over 50 indicates growth. All geographic regions experienced growth, with the Northeast rising 5.8 points to 71.1.  The May index measuring project inquiries increasing 2.1

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April Canadian Furniture and Building Material Supply Sales Fall

Canadian retail furniture store sales in April fell 15% from March to $1.62 billion (CAD), due to a third wave of COVID-19 lockdowns but rose 169.2% from the same month in 2020.  Building material dealers sales decreased 10.4% from March to $4.6 billion but jumped 69.7% from the previous year. Total Canadian retail sales decreased

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Hotel Registration and Schedule Available for CPA Fall Meeting

Members planning to attend CPA’s in-person 2021 Fall Meeting are encouraged to make hotel reservations early.  The Lansdowne Resort is located 12 miles from the Washington Dulles International Airport, close to CPA’s offices and 30 minutes from Washington D.C. The resort is situated on 500 beautiful acres overlooking the scenic Potomac River and the meeting

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CPA Presents at CHPVA Spring Virtual Meeting

CPA recently presented at the Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association’s (CHPVA) Virtual Spring Meeting providing an overview of key Canadian advocacy issues and regulatory updates affecting the composite panel industry. The presentation addressed the pending Canadian Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Panels Regulations, Clean Fuel Regulations, Output-Based Pricing System for greenhouse gas emissions from

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U.S. Home Sales Drop in May

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 769,000, down 5.9% from April but 9.2% higher than the comparable month last year. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of May was 330,000, representing a 5.1-month supply at the current sales rate.

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Architecture Billings Increase Again in May

The May Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased 0.6 points from April to 58.5, one of the highest scores ever, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts rose 1.5 points from April to 63.2, the highest score since data

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U.S. Interior Design Billings Fall in May

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) in May fell 9.1 points from last month’s record to 59.1, according to the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms. Any score over 50 indicates growth. All geographic regions experienced growth, with the Northeast rising 5.8 points to 71.1.  The May index measuring project inquiries increasing 2.1

Read More »

April Canadian Furniture and Building Material Supply Sales Fall

Canadian retail furniture store sales in April fell 15% from March to $1.62 billion (CAD), due to a third wave of COVID-19 lockdowns but rose 169.2% from the same month in 2020.  Building material dealers sales decreased 10.4% from March to $4.6 billion but jumped 69.7% from the previous year. Total Canadian retail sales decreased

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Hotel Registration and Schedule Available for CPA Fall Meeting

Members planning to attend CPA’s in-person 2021 Fall Meeting are encouraged to make hotel reservations early.  The Lansdowne Resort is located 12 miles from the Washington Dulles International Airport, close to CPA’s offices and 30 minutes from Washington D.C. The resort is situated on 500 beautiful acres overlooking the scenic Potomac River and the meeting

Read More »

CPA Presents at CHPVA Spring Virtual Meeting

CPA recently presented at the Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association’s (CHPVA) Virtual Spring Meeting providing an overview of key Canadian advocacy issues and regulatory updates affecting the composite panel industry. The presentation addressed the pending Canadian Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Panels Regulations, Clean Fuel Regulations, Output-Based Pricing System for greenhouse gas emissions from

Read More »

U.S. Home Sales Drop in May

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 769,000, down 5.9% from April but 9.2% higher than the comparable month last year. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of May was 330,000, representing a 5.1-month supply at the current sales rate.

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Architecture Billings Increase Again in May

The May Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased 0.6 points from April to 58.5, one of the highest scores ever, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts rose 1.5 points from April to 63.2, the highest score since data

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