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Poll results: Gas and business
Readers respond with a clear message: business feels the impact of rising gas prices.
Quikrete Industry Dashboard
A busy week of stats includes a turn up for housing starts
JCHS gives its take on soaring home prices and tight supply
The combination of robust demand and limited supply lifted home prices to their fastest pace in over a decade.
Construction input prices on the rise
Softwood lumber prices are up 154% over the past year.
Double-digit gains for hardware and LBM sector
Monthly sales show year-over-year growth continues for NAICS 444.
Builder confidence sags in June
High material prices, supply shortages, and rising new home costs are preventing home builders from moving forward.
NAR says vacation home sales are hot
The National Association of Realtors reports vacation home sales jumped 57.2% year-over-year.
NPD Stat of the Week: $100 per buyer
More buyers, larger baskets add up to lawn and garden sales growth.
Supply chain struggles continue to haunt retailers
Vessels taken out of service when volumes were low remain in drydock while others are delayed in congested ports.
NAHB says material shortages are widespread
More than 90% of builders report a shortage of lumber, OSB, and appliances.
Poll question: it's a gas
Are rising gas prices having a noticeable impact on your customers?
Quikrete Industry Dashboard: The numbers
Hardware and building supply stocks wobble on Wall Street.
As crude oil prices rise, so does the cost at the pump
Average gas prices are up 98 cents on the year, AAA reports.
Poll results: Signing bonus
Here’s what we heard about incentives in a tight job market.
Poll question: Bonus needed?
In the current worker shortage, are incentives required?
U.S. sawmill capacity on the rise
The majority of softwood lumber growth took place in the South.
NAHB says material costs spiked in the past year
On average, the 12-month increase in material costs for a new home was 26.1%.
Podcast details lumber meeting with Commerce Secretary
"Housing Developments" Podcast discusses recent talks in Washington regarding high lumber prices.
NPD Stat of the Week: multiple projects
A connection between lawn and garden trips and purchases in tools, paint or lumber.
Timberlab mass timber construction company is launched
Timberlab promises to deliver the full lifecycle of a mass timber project from inception to installation.
Hiring moves ahead in May
Construction employment falls by 20,000 positions.
Vaccinated or not, numbers show strong DIY market
Some (counterintuitive) highlights the Farnsworth May Covid tracker
Poll results: travel time
Majority of respondents look to resume normal travel habits this year.
Quikrete Industry Dashboard: Jobs and stocks
A slight improvement in the unemployment rate highlights a quiet week of stats
NPD Stat of the Week: Grill power
Sales of grills and smokers increased more than 40% in 12 months ending in March.
Poll question: planes and trains
Has business travel returned to normal?