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3Q 2021 U.S. Ceramic Tile Market Update

3Q 2021 U.S. Ceramic Tile Market Update: U.S. ceramic tile consumption rose 15.3% by volume 3Q 2021 YTD compared to the same timeframe in 2020. Read More

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Q4 GDP Revised Down Slightly to 6.9% in Third Estimate

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 6.9% in Q4 2021, according to the third estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Read More

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Construction Spending Inched Up 0.2% in October

Construction spending during October 2021 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,598.0 billion, 0.2% above the revised September estimate of $1,594.8 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Read More

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Supply Chains Loosening in Europe but Inflation Pushing Prices Up

European businesses are seeing some easing in the delays they face getting hold of parts and raw materials, but supply-chain blockages pushed their costs higher, driving them to raise prices at record pace and fueling inflationary pressures, reports the Wall Street Journal. Read More

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Initial Jobless Claims Down 4,000 to 267K in First Week of September

In the week ending November 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 267,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week's revised level, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000.  Read More

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Single-Family Home Starts Flat in September

Single-family housing production held steady in September as strong demand helped to offset ongoing building material supply chain disruptions. Meanwhile, declines in multifamily  production helped to push overall housing starts in September down 1.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.56 million, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Read More

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September Housing Starts Slid 1.6% from August, Rose 7.4% YOY

Privately‐owned housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,555,000, 1.6% below the revised August estimate of 1,580,000 but 7.4% above the September 2020 rate of 1,448,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced. Read More

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Producer Price Index Rose 0.5% in September

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.5% in September, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.  Read More

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Homebuilding lags in US, remodel picks up slack

The U.S. home remodeling market expanded by more than 50 percent since the end of the Great Recession. Spending on improvements and repairs to both owner-occupied and rental properties hit a record of nearly $425 billion in 2017. Read More

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2017 USA and Ceramic Tile Industry Statistics and Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators, December 2017 by Joseph Lundgren reported in CTDA This Week, Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Click on the following link for a pdf version of… Read More