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Slowing sales reflect sluggish housing market in Q3

U.S. manufacturer floor coverings sales are slowing in the second half of 2016 after increasing at relatively strong rates in the first half. The slowdown reflects weakening gains in builder purchases as housing starts level off. Residential replacement sales also remain sluggish despite increases in personal income. Read More

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When will the music stop for building construction?

As reported in Issue: FCW Global August 2016, Posted Date: 8/12/2016; Author: economist Kermit Baker: Last year, spending on nonresidential building in the U.S. increased by more… Read More

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Industry's slow climb continues

As reported in Issue: FCW Global July 2016, Posted Date: 7/21/2016; Author(s): Catalina Research: In recent years, carpet and area rugs have been losing share to ceramic… Read More

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Housing market finally gains traction

As reported in Issue: FCW Global July 2016, Posted Date: 7/21/2016; Author(s): Kermit Baker: With household growth picking up, housing should buoy our slowing economy. Although homeownership… Read More

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U.S. New Homes Sales Hit Eight-Year High, Point to Firming Economy

As reported on May 26, 2016 in NTCA eNews publication: New U.S. single-family home sales recorded their biggest gain in 24 years in April, touching a more… Read More

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55+ housing market remains strong in Q3

55+ housing market remains strong in Q3 Posted Date: 11/6/2015 on Floor Covering Weekly website [Washington] Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remains… Read More

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Housing markets continue to recover at modest pace

Housing markets continue to recover at modest pace Posted Date: 11/5/2015 on Floor Covering Weekly website [Washington] Markets in 79 of the approximately 360… Read More

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The housing boom is here

Issue: FCW Prime November 2015, Posted Date: 11/3/2015 Author(s): Jonathan Trivers The housing boom is here In early August 2015 the business headlines… Read More

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Catalina reports stronger flooring sales in Third Quarter

This is a summary of key points from Floor Covering Weekly Posting – September 16, 2015 – FCW Post: Catalina reports stronger flooring sales in Q3 U.S. Read More

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Economic Indicators *It is smart to track economic indicators to better understand and prepare for economic fluctuations that affect your business. Read More