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U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Up in April

Seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in April rose 0.4% from March to $487.81 billion. Wood product shipments grew 1.3% from March to $11.38 billion. April shipments of furniture and related products dipped 0.3% to $5.95 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing decreased 0.6% from March to $485.16 billion.  Furniture and related

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April Interior Design Billings Reach Record Levels

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) in April rose 8.1 points to a record-breaking 69.4, according to the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms. Any score over 50 indicates growth. All geographic regions experienced strong growth, with the South reaching a record high of 76.4.  The April index measuring project inquiries slipped 0.8

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Canadian Construction Investment Rises in April

Canadian building construction investment in April grew 6.3% from March to $19.9 billion (CAD). Residential construction increased 8.1% over March to $15.3 billion, while non-residential totals were up 0.9% to $4.6 billion in April. Single-family spending rose 8.9% to $8.6 billion in April, and multi-unit totals expanded 7.2% from March to $6.7 billion. See Statistics Canada

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April U.S. Construction Up Slightly

U.S. construction spending in April was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.52 trillion, up 0.2% from March and 9.8% higher than the year prior.  Private construction spending increased 0.4% from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.18 trillion.  Residential levels for April rose 1.0% from the previous month to $729.2

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Down Slightly in May

U.S. consumer confidence in May registered at 117.2, slipping 0.3 points from April, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.  The index measuring current business and labor market conditions gained 12.4 points from April to 144.3, while the short-term outlook for income, business and the labor market fell 8.8 points to 99.1 in May.

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April U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Fall

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in April were 46.8% higher than the comparable month last year, but fell 14.5% from March, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales increased 49.3% from last year but were 16.1% lower than March. Custom cabinetry sales jumped 65.8% over

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U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Up in April

Seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in April rose 0.4% from March to $487.81 billion. Wood product shipments grew 1.3% from March to $11.38 billion. April shipments of furniture and related products dipped 0.3% to $5.95 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing decreased 0.6% from March to $485.16 billion.  Furniture and related

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April Interior Design Billings Reach Record Levels

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) in April rose 8.1 points to a record-breaking 69.4, according to the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms. Any score over 50 indicates growth. All geographic regions experienced strong growth, with the South reaching a record high of 76.4.  The April index measuring project inquiries slipped 0.8

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Canadian Construction Investment Rises in April

Canadian building construction investment in April grew 6.3% from March to $19.9 billion (CAD). Residential construction increased 8.1% over March to $15.3 billion, while non-residential totals were up 0.9% to $4.6 billion in April. Single-family spending rose 8.9% to $8.6 billion in April, and multi-unit totals expanded 7.2% from March to $6.7 billion. See Statistics Canada

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April U.S. Construction Up Slightly

U.S. construction spending in April was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.52 trillion, up 0.2% from March and 9.8% higher than the year prior.  Private construction spending increased 0.4% from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.18 trillion.  Residential levels for April rose 1.0% from the previous month to $729.2

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Down Slightly in May

U.S. consumer confidence in May registered at 117.2, slipping 0.3 points from April, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.  The index measuring current business and labor market conditions gained 12.4 points from April to 144.3, while the short-term outlook for income, business and the labor market fell 8.8 points to 99.1 in May.

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April U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Fall

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in April were 46.8% higher than the comparable month last year, but fell 14.5% from March, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales increased 49.3% from last year but were 16.1% lower than March. Custom cabinetry sales jumped 65.8% over

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