According to the U.S. Census Bureau monthly new residential construction report, U.S. single-family housing starts continued their climb in August, reaching 1.021 million, a 4.1% increase over July and 12% above August a year ago. Multi-family starts, however, were at 375,000 in August, a 25% decline from July and a 17% drop from August 2019. Combined single-family and multi-family starts were 1.416 million in August, 5.1% below July and 2.8% above August 2019.
Largest percentage of single-family starts came in the West and Midwest at 23% and 20%, respectively.
Single-family building permits were 1.036 million, 6% above July and 15.6% above August 2019. Multi-housing permits for August were 381,000, 17% down from July and 29% down from August 2019. Single-family and multi-family permits combined for August were 1.47 million, a percent below July and about event with August 2019.
Single-family completions in August were 912,000 in August, down 4.4% from July.
Utilizing major cogeneration residual, Humboldt Sawmill in Scotia, Calif. has obtained a European Biochar Certificate, the first U.S. based company to do so. Through the production of biochar, a byproduct of its Scotia, California cogeneration plant, Humboldt Sawmill is providing a sustainable product that can be added to soils by farmers and other landowners to aid in…
Interfor is acquiring the WestRock sawmill in Summerville, SC for US$59 million. The Summerville mill produced 125MMBF in 2020. A new permit was received in 2020 that allows for the production of up to 200MMBF and Interfor has identified a number of operational and capital investment initiatives to optimize and…
U.S. housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.580 million for January, a 6% decrease from December and 2.3% below January a year ago, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report…
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