Posts Tagged ‘ Indices ’

July HMI Report Shows Little Change

Jul 17th, 2019

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) reports that Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point in July. Now at 65, sentiment levels have held at a steady low- to- mid-60s range for the past six months. However, optimism in rising numbers is mixed with concern […]

July PPI: Mixed Bag for Door and Window Material Prices

Aug 10th, 2018

Prices for many materials used in door, window and glass manufacturing dropped slightly in July but are up for the year, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category dropped 0.4 percent from the previous month, but […]

Housing Affordability Hits 10-Year Low in Second Quarter

Aug 9th, 2018

Rising home prices and interest rates pushed housing affordability to a 10-year low in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 57.1 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of April and end of June were affordable to […]

55+ Housing Market Shows Continued Strength

Aug 2nd, 2018

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market continued to be in positive territory in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). The index increased one point to 67. The 55+ HMI is broken down to measure two segments of the 55+ housing […]

New Home Sales Slip in June

Jul 30th, 2018

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 5.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 631,000 units after a downwardly revised May report, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. “Uncertainty caused by tariffs and the talk of trade wars […]

Remodeling Confidence Increases Despite Rising Costs

Jul 19th, 2018

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the second quarter of 2018, up one point from the previous quarter. The RMI has been consistently above 50—indicating that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter than report it is lower—since the […]

Tariff Troubles: Housing Starts Plummet in June

Jul 19th, 2018

The effects of tariffs on softwood lumber, and perhaps to a lesser extent steel and aluminum, appear to be coming home to roost — literally. Newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department shows that total housing starts fell 12.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted […]

Builder Confidence Unchanged in July 

Jul 17th, 2018

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a 68 reading in July on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Consumer demand for single-family homes is holding strong this summer, buoyed by steady job growth, income gains and low unemployment in many parts of the country,” […]

Gimav Report: Machinery and Glass Markets Grow Again

Jul 17th, 2018

The Gimav Studies Centre released official data on the machinery and glass products sector, which shows the growth trend is continuing for the eighth consecutive year. “This marks the eighth consecutive year of growth,” says Laura Biason, director of Gimav, the Confindustria member association representing Italian manufacturers of flat and hollow glass processing machinery, systems, special […]

PPI: Fenestration Material Prices Rise

Jul 16th, 2018

Prices for many materials used in door and window manufacturing climbed again in June, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category grew 0.7 percent from the previous month, and is up 3.2 percent from June 2017. According […]