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U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Continue to Increase in March

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in March were 17.9% higher than the comparable month last year and rose 25.2% from February, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales jumped 20.3% from March of last year and were 20.3% higher than February. Custom cabinetry sales increased

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February Furniture Sales Jump

U.S. residential furniture factory orders in February jumped 34% above the comparable month in 2020, with nearly 94% of manufacturers reporting increases, according to a recent survey of manufacturers and distributors. Orders were up 31% for the first two months of the year. Furniture shipments rose 18% over February 2020 and grew 13% year-to-date. With

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Canadian Building Permits Soar in March

Canadian building permits in March grew 5.7% from February to a third consecutive monthly record of $10.9 billion (CAD). March permits jumped 44.9% from the year-ago period.  Residential authorizations rose 15.9% from February to $8.07 billion and were 69.8% higher than March 2020.  Single-family totals increased to $3.8 billion, up 7.6% from February and soared

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Mexico Manufacturing Improves in April

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in April was 48.4, up 2.8 points from March and the highest level in 14 months. While still in contraction, domestic and international orders signaled improving conditions and manufacturer confidence was at a two-month high. Input costs, however, hit a 33-month high due to

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CPA Comments on USDA Climate Solicitation

CPA filed comments with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week in response to the agency’s solicitation to address President Biden’s January Executive Order titled “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.”  USDA’s solicitation seeks suggestions on how the agency can help support the administration’s climate change objectives.  Among other suggestions, CPA recommends

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NAM Responds to Biden’s Congressional Address

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which hosts the Council of Manufacturing Associations of which CPA is a member, responded last night to President Biden’s address before a joint session of Congress.  NAM expressed a willingness to work with the administration on a bipartisan basis to address infrastructure investment and other objectives included in the

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U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Continue to Increase in March

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in March were 17.9% higher than the comparable month last year and rose 25.2% from February, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey. Semi-custom sales jumped 20.3% from March of last year and were 20.3% higher than February. Custom cabinetry sales increased

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February Furniture Sales Jump

U.S. residential furniture factory orders in February jumped 34% above the comparable month in 2020, with nearly 94% of manufacturers reporting increases, according to a recent survey of manufacturers and distributors. Orders were up 31% for the first two months of the year. Furniture shipments rose 18% over February 2020 and grew 13% year-to-date. With

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Canadian Building Permits Soar in March

Canadian building permits in March grew 5.7% from February to a third consecutive monthly record of $10.9 billion (CAD). March permits jumped 44.9% from the year-ago period.  Residential authorizations rose 15.9% from February to $8.07 billion and were 69.8% higher than March 2020.  Single-family totals increased to $3.8 billion, up 7.6% from February and soared

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Mexico Manufacturing Improves in April

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in April was 48.4, up 2.8 points from March and the highest level in 14 months. While still in contraction, domestic and international orders signaled improving conditions and manufacturer confidence was at a two-month high. Input costs, however, hit a 33-month high due to

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CPA Comments on USDA Climate Solicitation

CPA filed comments with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week in response to the agency’s solicitation to address President Biden’s January Executive Order titled “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.”  USDA’s solicitation seeks suggestions on how the agency can help support the administration’s climate change objectives.  Among other suggestions, CPA recommends

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NAM Responds to Biden’s Congressional Address

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which hosts the Council of Manufacturing Associations of which CPA is a member, responded last night to President Biden’s address before a joint session of Congress.  NAM expressed a willingness to work with the administration on a bipartisan basis to address infrastructure investment and other objectives included in the

Read More »
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