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Interior Design Billings Fall in July

Interior design billings from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms dropped 3.1 points in July, bringing the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) score to 57.5. Any score over 50 indicates growth. The South continued to lead the three-month average among geographic regions at 61.8, with all regions registering in positive territory. The

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RV Shipments Expected to Break Record in 2021

RV shipments this year are predicted to reach a record high in 2021 with 2022 expected to trend even higher, according to the Fall 2021 RV RoadSigns, a quarterly publication produced by ITR Economics for the RV Industry Association.  At year-end, 2021 shipments are expected to reach approximately 577,200 units, a 34% increase over 2020.

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U.S. Leads in Q2 Global Hotel Projects

The recently released second quarter Global Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report showed the United States led in worldwide hotel projects with 4,787 projects and 598,111 rooms, accounting for 36% of the world’s total. New York was the top city worldwide for hotel construction with 146 projects and 25,232 rooms and Los Angeles was in third

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August U.S. Consumer Confidence Down

U.S. consumer confidence in August registered at 113.9, falling 11.3 points to the lowest score since February, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.  The index measuring current business and labor market conditions dropped 9.9 points from July to 147.3, and the short-term outlook for income, business and the labor market tumbled 12.4 points

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U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Increased in July

Seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in July rose 1.6% from June to $508.45 billion. Wood product shipments were down 2.5% in July to $11.44 billion compared to the prior month. Shipments of furniture and related products fell 0.7% from June to $5.96 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing increased 0.4% from

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July U.S. Construction Spending Inches Up

U.S. construction spending in July was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.57 trillion, rising 0.3% from June and up 9.0% from the year prior.  Private construction spending rose 0.3% from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.23 trillion.  Residential levels for July rose 0.5% from the previous month to $773

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Interior Design Billings Fall in July

Interior design billings from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms dropped 3.1 points in July, bringing the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) score to 57.5. Any score over 50 indicates growth. The South continued to lead the three-month average among geographic regions at 61.8, with all regions registering in positive territory. The

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RV Shipments Expected to Break Record in 2021

RV shipments this year are predicted to reach a record high in 2021 with 2022 expected to trend even higher, according to the Fall 2021 RV RoadSigns, a quarterly publication produced by ITR Economics for the RV Industry Association.  At year-end, 2021 shipments are expected to reach approximately 577,200 units, a 34% increase over 2020.

Read More »

U.S. Leads in Q2 Global Hotel Projects

The recently released second quarter Global Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report showed the United States led in worldwide hotel projects with 4,787 projects and 598,111 rooms, accounting for 36% of the world’s total. New York was the top city worldwide for hotel construction with 146 projects and 25,232 rooms and Los Angeles was in third

Read More »

August U.S. Consumer Confidence Down

U.S. consumer confidence in August registered at 113.9, falling 11.3 points to the lowest score since February, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.  The index measuring current business and labor market conditions dropped 9.9 points from July to 147.3, and the short-term outlook for income, business and the labor market tumbled 12.4 points

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U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Increased in July

Seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in July rose 1.6% from June to $508.45 billion. Wood product shipments were down 2.5% in July to $11.44 billion compared to the prior month. Shipments of furniture and related products fell 0.7% from June to $5.96 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing increased 0.4% from

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July U.S. Construction Spending Inches Up

U.S. construction spending in July was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.57 trillion, rising 0.3% from June and up 9.0% from the year prior.  Private construction spending rose 0.3% from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.23 trillion.  Residential levels for July rose 0.5% from the previous month to $773

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