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US Construction Job Openings: April 2017

US Construction Job Openings: April 2017

The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector climbed in April, rising to the highest level since September of last year. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis released Monday, the number of open construction sector jobs stood at 203,000 in April. The cycle high was 238,000, set in July of last year. The open position rate (job openings as a percent of total employment) for April came in at 2.9 per…

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Canada Building Permits: March 2017

Canada Building Permits: March 2017

The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities fell 5.8 per cent to $7 billion in March, marking a second consecutive monthly decrease, said Statistics Canada May 9. Nationally, the decline was mainly the result of lower construction intentions for multi-family dwellings, particularly in British Columbia and Ontario. All provinces and territories, except Ontario and Quebec, registered decreases in the total value of building permits in March. Canada Building Permits: March 2017 Municipalities issued $4.6 billion worth of residential…

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US New and Pending Home Sales: March 2017

US New and Pending Home Sales: March 2017

US sales of new homes shot up in March to the fastest pace in 8 months, the Commerce Department said April 27. Meanwhile according to the National Association of Realtors Friday, US pending home sales in March 2017 maintained their recent high level, but momentum slackened slightly in most of the country as dearth supply weighed on activity. Home Sales, US The US Commerce Department said this past week that new-home sales rose 5.8 per cent last month to a…

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Canada Investment in New Housing Construction

Canada Investment in New Housing Construction

New housing construction investment in Canada totalled $4 billion in February, an increase of 6.4 per cent compared with the same month in 2016, said Statistics Canada Friday. Spending on single-family dwellings led the ad- vance at the national level. Spending was up in five provinces in February, compared with the same month one year earlier. The national increase was largely the result of higher investment in Ontario and, to a lesser extent, in British Columbia and Manitoba. The largest…

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Canada Building Permits: February 2017

Canada Building Permits: February 2017

Canadian municipalities issued $7.5 billion worth of building permits in February, down 2.5 per cent from January, said Statistics Canada Thursday. Ontario and Alberta led the five provinces that reported declines in February. The national decrease was mainly the result of lower construction intentions for single-family dwellings and institutional structures. The value of residential building permits issued by Canadian municipalities fell 1.5 per cent from January to $5 billion in February, but remained just above the $5 billion mark for…

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Canada Tariff on US Gypsum Imports

Canada Tariff on US Gypsum Imports

A new trade dispute has broken out between Canada and the US that threatens to raise prices in Canada’s already overheated housing markets, said the Globe and Mail Thursday. The Canada Border Services Agency imposed a provisional tariff as high as 277 per cent on US drywall imports in September after ruling that manufacturers were dumping the product, or selling it below the price in their home market, undercutting local suppliers. The tariff has raised the price of drywall, or…

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Madison’s Forest Pulse: Quarterly North America Timber and Softwood Lumber Analysis

Madison’s Forest Pulse: Quarterly North America Timber and Softwood Lumber Analysis

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Madison’s Forest Pulse: Quarterly North America Timber and Softwood Lumber Analysis

Madison’s Forest Pulse: Quarterly North America Timber and Softwood Lumber Analysis

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Softwood #LUMBER Wholesale Prices 05/27/16:

Softwood #LUMBER Wholesale Prices 05/27/16:

Madison’s Reporter ‏@LumberNews 3m3 minutes ago Softwood #LUMBER PRICES 05/27/16: WSPF KD 2×4 #2&Btr US$326 mfbm, +$0; ESPF KD 2×4 US$425, +$5; Doug Fir green 2×4 $350, +$0. *OSB 7/16″ ON C$345 msf, +$0. All prices are net FOB mill in U.S. dollars per 1000 board feet unless otherwise noted. * denotes Canadian dollars per 100 square feet. Green = not dried PET = precision end trim SPF = Spruce-Pine-Fir KD = kiln dried R/L = random lengths Std&Btr =…

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Softwood #LUMBER Wholesale Prices 05/27/16:

Softwood #LUMBER Wholesale Prices 05/27/16:

Madison’s Reporter ‏@LumberNews 3m3 minutes ago Softwood #LUMBER PRICES 05/27/16: WSPF KD 2×4 #2&Btr US$326 mfbm, +$0; ESPF KD 2×4 US$425, +$5; Doug Fir green 2×4 $350, +$0. *OSB 7/16″ ON C$345 msf, +$0. All prices are net FOB mill in U.S. dollars per 1000 board feet unless otherwise noted. * denotes Canadian dollars per 100 square feet. Green = not dried         PET = precision end trim        SPF = Spruce-Pine-Fir KD = kiln dried         R/L…

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