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Hard-Surface Report - Monitoring U.S. Imports

U.S. hard-surface imports of $395.2 million in April kept the good news rolling, with an increase of 13.3% from March and an 8% gain year-over-year. Read More

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Dimension Stone, 2022, advance-release tables

A new publication has been posted to the USGS National Minerals Information Center website Read More

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Good News for U.S. Hard-Surface Imports in March

U.S. hard-surface imports of $364.2 million in March offered a double-dose of good news, with an increase of 8% from February and a 2.1% lift from March 2023. Read More

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Catalina Kitchen and Bath Quarterly Update

U.S. kitchen and bath product manufacturer sales turned the corner in the first quarter of 2024 after hitting bottom in the fourth quarter of 2023. The rebound, however, was weak since homeowner kitchen and bathroom renovations remain sluggish. Read More

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Hard-Surface Report

U.S. hard-surface imports began 2024 in much the same way they left 2023, with January's $374.2 million in value only increasing by 0.6% from last December. Read More

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Tile Shop Sales Down 3.4% in Q4, Income Down 58%

The Tile Shop reported net sales for Q4 2023 were $84.5 million, a decrease of 3.4% compared to Q4 2022’s $87.5 million. Read More

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Flooring Recovery Depends on Interest Rates

Floor covering demand is highly correlated with interest rate cycles. Interest rate movements affect housing demand, non-residential building construction spending and transportation equipment shipments. Any interest rate decline stimulates flooring sales to households, businesses, builders and transportation equipment manufacturers. Read More

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Port-of-Entry

December continues the calming trend for U.S. hard-surface imports, with the $373.9 million in customs value showing a slight increase – 2.2% -- in a year-over-year comparison. The huge annual and monthly drop-offs look to be over. While last December did trail November, the margin was within a seasonal year-end range of less than 3%. Read More