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New home construction rises 6.5% in May

Jun 17, 2014

New home construction rises 6.5% in May

May represented a down month for residential construction in the U.S. as both home starts and permits decreased. U.S. home construction starts fell 6.5 percent in May as new construction on both single-family homes and apartments saw sizable declines. Builders started ...

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Home starts rise 2.8% in March

Apr 17, 2014

Home starts rise 2.8% in March

Home starts rose 2.8 percent in March due to an increase in single-family homes, signaling what many analysts hope to be an end to construction slowdowns caused by the harsh winter weather. U.S. home starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual ...

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U.S. housing starts down 0.2% in February

Mar 19, 2014

U.S. housing starts down 0.2% in February

Despite a large upward revision to January’s number, housing starts fell slightly in February, according to preliminary data from the Commerce Department. The Commerce Department revised January’s number to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 909,000—up 29,000 from the rate of 880,000 ...

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U.S. housing starts drop 10% in December

Jan 20, 2014

U.S. housing starts drop 10% in December

Housing starts in the U.S. dropped 10 percent in December, according to a report from our sister site Equipment World. The decrease follows a 22.7-percent rise in home construction in November--the highest monthly gain in 24 months. The figures come from new ...

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Federal reports begin again as government reopens

Oct 17, 2013

Federal reports begin again as government reopens

Agencies that produce federal reports such as construction spending, construction employment, housing starts and diesel fuel prices reopened Thursday following a 16-day shutdown of the federal government. Most reports stopped in the first week of October. Our sister site, Better Roads, reports ...

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Construction reports suspended due to government shutdown

Oct 02, 2013

Construction reports suspended due to government shutdown

The monthly construction reports you normally see on Aggregates Manager -- like construction spending, construction employment, freight shipments and housing starts -- are likely suspended due to the federal government shutdown that began early Tuesday morning. The shutdown, which has furloughed ...

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Housing starts increase 0.9% in August

Sep 18, 2013

Housing starts increase 0.9% in August

Housing starts in the U.S. increased 0.9 percent in August, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The increase follows a 6-percent rise in home construction in July. The figures come from new Commerce Department data, which show that ...

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Gaining Ground on Prices

Sep 01, 2013

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com   Second quarter results announced by two of the industry’s biggest companies — Vulcan Materials Co. and Martin Marietta Materials — offer an interesting look into the current state of the industry. Net sales were up for both. ...

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Construction forecast holds promise, highways remain flat

Sep 01, 2013

Construction forecast holds promise, highways remain flat

By George H. Reddin Earnings reports from the construction aggregate sector show that there is improvement in the economic and construction industry fundamentals that drive demand for crushed stone, sand, and gravel. Data on housing starts and private non-residential construction continues ...

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Housing starts increase 6 percent in July

Aug 16, 2013

Housing starts increase 6 percent in July

Housing starts in the U.S. increased 6 percent in July, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The increase follows a 9.9-percent drop in home construction in June. The figures come from new Commerce Department data, which show that ...

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Home starts fall 10 percent in June

Jul 17, 2013

Home starts fall 10 percent in June

Housing starts in the U.S. fell 9.9 percent in June, following a 6.8-percent rebound of home construction in May and a 15-percent plummet in April, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. Home starts fell in June to ...

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Housing starts increase 6.8 percent, building permits drop 3.1 percent in May

Jun 19, 2013

Housing starts increase 6.8 percent, building permits drop 3.1 percent in May

After a 14.8-percent drop in April, home construction starts in the U.S. increased 6.8 percent in May, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. The figures come from new U.S. Census Bureau data, which show that May’s seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...

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