U.S. housing starts for 2022 came in at 1.553 million units, down 3% from 2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report. Single-family starts took the biggest hit, down 10.6% to 1.007 million, while multi-family (five units or more) increased 14.5% to 528.9 million.
The annual numbers followed the release of the December starts, which were 1.382 million, down 1.4% from November, though single-family increased 11.3% in December, while multi-family declined nearly 19%. The single-family jump in December followed three consecutive months of decline.
Building permits declined 1.6% in December from November to 1.33 million, with single-family falling 6.5% and multi-family increasing 7.1%.
Housing completions in December were at 1.411 million, down 8.4% from November, with single-family down 8%.
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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