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U.S. Construction Up in November

U.S. construction spending in November 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.46 trillion, rising 0.9% from October and up 3.8% from the year prior.  Year-to-date spending grew 4.4% from the first eleven months of 2019 to $1.31 billion. Private construction spending increased 1.2% from October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate

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U.S. Home Sales Fall in November

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in November 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 841,000, decreasing 11.0% from October but were 20.8% higher than the comparable month in 2019.  The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of November was 286,000, representing a 4.1-month supply at the current

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Falls in December

U.S. consumer confidence in December 2020 registered at 88.6, dropping 4.3 points from November, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.  The index measuring current business and labor market conditions dropped 15.6 points from November to 90.3, while the short-term outlook for income, business and the labor market increased 3.2 points to 87.5 in

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RV Shipments Reach Highest November on Record

The U.S. RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers reported that monthly shipments were 42,513 units, the highest November on record, rising 43.4% from the comparable month in 2019. Year-to-date shipments through November were up 3.0% at 390,030, compared to the first eleven months of 2019. See RV Industry Association

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U.S. Interior Design Billings Decrease in November

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI), derived from a survey of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms, decreased 4.9 points to 50.2 in November. Any score over 50 indicates growth. Index levels for firms in the South and Midwest remained in positive territory though each dipped less than 1 point to 60.6

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U.S. Furniture Sales Continue to Rise in October

U.S. residential furniture factory orders in October rose 40% from the comparable month in 2019 with 77% of manufacturers reporting increases, according to a recent survey of manufacturers and distributors. The continued rise in October helped year-to-date orders grow 14% from 2019, with 59% of survey respondents reporting higher levels than the year prior. Furniture

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U.S. Construction Up in November

U.S. construction spending in November 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.46 trillion, rising 0.9% from October and up 3.8% from the year prior.  Year-to-date spending grew 4.4% from the first eleven months of 2019 to $1.31 billion. Private construction spending increased 1.2% from October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate

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U.S. Home Sales Fall in November

U.S. sales of new single-family homes in November 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 841,000, decreasing 11.0% from October but were 20.8% higher than the comparable month in 2019.  The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of November was 286,000, representing a 4.1-month supply at the current

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Falls in December

U.S. consumer confidence in December 2020 registered at 88.6, dropping 4.3 points from November, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.  The index measuring current business and labor market conditions dropped 15.6 points from November to 90.3, while the short-term outlook for income, business and the labor market increased 3.2 points to 87.5 in

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RV Shipments Reach Highest November on Record

The U.S. RV Industry Association’s monthly survey of manufacturers reported that monthly shipments were 42,513 units, the highest November on record, rising 43.4% from the comparable month in 2019. Year-to-date shipments through November were up 3.0% at 390,030, compared to the first eleven months of 2019. See RV Industry Association

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U.S. Interior Design Billings Decrease in November

The Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI), derived from a survey of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) member-owned firms, decreased 4.9 points to 50.2 in November. Any score over 50 indicates growth. Index levels for firms in the South and Midwest remained in positive territory though each dipped less than 1 point to 60.6

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U.S. Furniture Sales Continue to Rise in October

U.S. residential furniture factory orders in October rose 40% from the comparable month in 2019 with 77% of manufacturers reporting increases, according to a recent survey of manufacturers and distributors. The continued rise in October helped year-to-date orders grow 14% from 2019, with 59% of survey respondents reporting higher levels than the year prior. Furniture

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