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Kitchen and Bath Market Index Jumps in Q3

The Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI), produced jointly by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, grew 17.7 points from the second quarter to 61.9 in the third quarter. The index measuring current conditions was 56.5, skyrocketing 25.2 points from Q3. The indicator measuring future conditions was even

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U.S. Interior Design Billings Increase in October

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI), derived from a survey of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms, increased 3.2 points to 55.4 in October, after three months of unchanged numbers. Any score over 50 indicates growth. Index levels for firms in the South and Midwest expanded to 61.6 and 53.4, respectively, while

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RV Shipments Reach Second Highest October on Record

The U.S. RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers reported that monthly shipments were 47,326 units, the second-highest October on record, rising 21.4% from the comparable month in 2019. Year-to-date shipments through October were 347,517, down just 0.4% compared to the first ten months of 2019. See RV Industry Association

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Mexico Manufacturing Nearly Unchanged in November

The IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in November was 43.7, up only 0.1 from October. Though conditions continue to improve, November PMI data pointed to steep contractions in sales, output and employment continuing from the COVID-19 pandemic. October 2019 was the last time the index was in positive territory. The PMI index

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U.S. Housing Starts Increase in October

U.S. housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.53 million, up 4.9% from the revised September estimate and 14.2% higher than the comparable month last year. Single-family housing starts increased 6.4% from September to 1.18 million. U.S. building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.55

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U.S. Builder Confidence Reaches Another All Time High in November

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in November rose 5 points from October to 90 points, another record high for the 35-year history of the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component measuring current sales conditions climbed 6 points to 96 and sales expectations in the next six

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Kitchen and Bath Market Index Jumps in Q3

The Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI), produced jointly by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, grew 17.7 points from the second quarter to 61.9 in the third quarter. The index measuring current conditions was 56.5, skyrocketing 25.2 points from Q3. The indicator measuring future conditions was even

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U.S. Interior Design Billings Increase in October

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI), derived from a survey of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms, increased 3.2 points to 55.4 in October, after three months of unchanged numbers. Any score over 50 indicates growth. Index levels for firms in the South and Midwest expanded to 61.6 and 53.4, respectively, while

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RV Shipments Reach Second Highest October on Record

The U.S. RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers reported that monthly shipments were 47,326 units, the second-highest October on record, rising 21.4% from the comparable month in 2019. Year-to-date shipments through October were 347,517, down just 0.4% compared to the first ten months of 2019. See RV Industry Association

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Mexico Manufacturing Nearly Unchanged in November

The IHS Markit Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in November was 43.7, up only 0.1 from October. Though conditions continue to improve, November PMI data pointed to steep contractions in sales, output and employment continuing from the COVID-19 pandemic. October 2019 was the last time the index was in positive territory. The PMI index

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U.S. Housing Starts Increase in October

U.S. housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.53 million, up 4.9% from the revised September estimate and 14.2% higher than the comparable month last year. Single-family housing starts increased 6.4% from September to 1.18 million. U.S. building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.55

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U.S. Builder Confidence Reaches Another All Time High in November

U.S. builder confidence for new single-family homes in November rose 5 points from October to 90 points, another record high for the 35-year history of the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI component measuring current sales conditions climbed 6 points to 96 and sales expectations in the next six

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