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RēCo Report 2022

The annual RēCo Market Intelligence Report has held strong for 19 years. Each year, Floor Covering Weekly commissions third-party research company The Wayman Group to conduct a nationwide survey of retailers. Read More

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Home Prices Rose 20.4% in April, Says Case-Shiller

Home prices made a 20.4% annual gain in April, down from 20.6% in the previous month, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported. Read More

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Tile of Spain shares Passport to Creativity trends

According to Nomdedeu, Spain continues to export its tiles to more than 180 countries around the world, with the USA accounting for 22.9 percent of its exports. Europe, Asia and the Middle East are the three next largest geographic areas. Spain also produced 567 million square meters of tile increasing production 20.3 percent from the previous year, making it the top EU producer, Nomdedeu said. Read More

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New-Home Sales Rose 10.7% in May

Sales of new single‐family houses in May 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 696,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 10.7% above the revised April rate of 629,000 but 5.9% below the May 2021 estimate of 740,000. Read More

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Consumer Sentiment Declined 14.4% to 50.0 in June

Consumer sentiment declined 14.4% in June to 50.0, according to final results from the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers. This represents a 41.5% decline year over year. Read More

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Housing Market Slows Due to Inflated Values & Higher Interest Rates

After a record-shattering year in 2021, the housing market is at an inflection point, reports Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Read More

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Confindustria Ceramica Signs Memorandum w/ Germany to Increase Clay Imports

A memorandum of understanding was signed today in Munich, Germany between Confindustria Ceramica, the Italian association of ceramic manufacturers, and BKRI, the German association of producers of raw materials for ceramics and industrial minerals (Bundesverband Keramische Rohstoffe und Industrieminerale). Read More

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Rising Interest Rates and Supply Chain Issues Slow Housing Market

Rising interest rates and ongoing building material supply chain disruptions that raise construction costs continue to act as significant headwinds on the housing market. Read More

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Housing Demand Remains High Despite Interest Rate Pressures

fter a record-shattering year in 2021, the housing market is at an inflection point. Higher interest rates have taken some heat out of the homebuying market, and the large number of apartments under construction should bring some relief on the rental side. Read More

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Dimension Stone Statistics and Information

A new publication has been posted to the USGS National Minerals Information Center website at the following link: Stone, Dimension, 2019, tables-only release Read More