U.S. housing starts increased in July to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.452 million, nearly 4% above June (and 6% above July a year ago). Single-family housing starts in July were at a rate of 983,000, 6.7% above June, while multi-family starts were 460,000, even with June, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report.
Both single-family and multi-family starts had declined significantly in June from May, so the latest numbers offer some relief. Housing starts in July represent the second highly monthly adjusted annual rate of the year.
Building permits in July were 1.442 million, slightly above June, with single-family at 930,000, 0.6% above June, and multi-family at 464,000, down a fraction from June.
Housing completions were at a rate of 1.321 million in July, down 11.8% from June. Single-family was 1.018 million, up 1.3%, while multi-family was 297,000, down a whopping 38.5% from June.
WWPA is now seeking nominations for its 2024 Master Lumberman honors, to be presented at the WWPA Annual Meeting, April 15, 2024. Master Lumberman is the industry’s highest career achievement recognition for lumber manufacturing and quality control employees working in Western sawmills…
U.S. housing starts in October increased 2% from September to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.372 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report…
MDI has done it again and broken the boundaries of what even they thought was possible. Enter: the TWA5000-X Transverse Scanner metal detector. This system is capable of scanning up to 24 ft. boards in a transverse orientation and it effectively accommodates the most efficient…
Bruce Ralston, Canada Minister of Forests, released a statement in response to a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) panel ruling on Canada’s challenge of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final dumping determination on softwood lumber…
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