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U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Increase in February

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in February were 5.7% higher than the comparable month last year and rose 5.9% from January, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales jumped 9.9% from February last year and were 6.5% higher than January. Custom cabinetry sales increased 9.4%

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Record High Canadian Building Permits

Canadian building permits in February increased 2.1% from January to a record $10.15 billion (CAD) and were up 20.5% from the year-ago period.  Residential authorizations fell 2.9% from January to $6.84 billion but were 25.0% higher than February 2020.  Single-family totals decreased to $3.5 billion, down 1.0% from January but increasing 37.6% from the prior

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Mexico Manufacturing Reaches One-Year High

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in March was 45.6, up 1.4 points from February and the highest level since the same month in 2020. While this was an improvement over February, it still signaled steep declines in business conditions. New orders fell for the 13th straight month in March with

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2021 CPA Fall Meeting Shifts to U.S. in October

With uncertainty around continued U.S.-Canadian border closures, CPA has decided to move the 2021 Fall Meeting to Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia from October 17-19.  Lansdowne Resort is located 12 miles from 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

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U.S. Architectural Billings Reach Highest Point Post Pandemic

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in February jumped 8.4 points from January to 53.3, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts rose 2.8 points from January to 51.6, while inquiries scored over 60 for the first time in

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U.S. RV Shipments Break February Record

The U.S. RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers reported that February shipments were a monthly record at 48,286 units, rising 30.1% over the comparable month in 2020. See RV Industry Association

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U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Increase in February

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in February were 5.7% higher than the comparable month last year and rose 5.9% from January, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales jumped 9.9% from February last year and were 6.5% higher than January. Custom cabinetry sales increased 9.4%

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Record High Canadian Building Permits

Canadian building permits in February increased 2.1% from January to a record $10.15 billion (CAD) and were up 20.5% from the year-ago period.  Residential authorizations fell 2.9% from January to $6.84 billion but were 25.0% higher than February 2020.  Single-family totals decreased to $3.5 billion, down 1.0% from January but increasing 37.6% from the prior

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Mexico Manufacturing Reaches One-Year High

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in March was 45.6, up 1.4 points from February and the highest level since the same month in 2020. While this was an improvement over February, it still signaled steep declines in business conditions. New orders fell for the 13th straight month in March with

Read More »

2021 CPA Fall Meeting Shifts to U.S. in October

With uncertainty around continued U.S.-Canadian border closures, CPA has decided to move the 2021 Fall Meeting to Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia from October 17-19.  Lansdowne Resort is located 12 miles from 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

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U.S. Architectural Billings Reach Highest Point Post Pandemic

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) in February jumped 8.4 points from January to 53.3, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts rose 2.8 points from January to 51.6, while inquiries scored over 60 for the first time in

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U.S. RV Shipments Break February Record

The U.S. RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers reported that February shipments were a monthly record at 48,286 units, rising 30.1% over the comparable month in 2020. See RV Industry Association

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