Dodge Momentum Index

February 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Dodge Momentum Index

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 5.1% to 136.7 in January after a significant upward revision to the December score. On a year on year, (y/y) comparison, the composite index was up 1.4%. The commercial sub-index [...]

Portland Cement Shipments

February 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Portland Cement Shipments

U.S. national Portland cement shipments in November totaled 8.81 million, (Mt) short tons. For the three months total (3MMT), ending November, cement shipments were up slightly year on year, (y/y). Five of the nine census [...]

­­­Construction Put-in-Place, (CPIP)

February 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on ­­­Construction Put-in-Place, (CPIP)

Total U.S. construction spending came in above the consensus estimate in December. This was the fifth month in a row of gains in construction expenditures. Census Bureau non-seasonally adjusted (NSA), constant dollar CPIP data showed that [...]

Advanced Durable Goods Orders

January 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Advanced Durable Goods Orders

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that; new orders for durable goods orders increased $7.0 billion or 2.9% to $249.4B in December. New orders have increased in four of the past five months. November durable [...]

Architectural Billings Index

January 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Architectural Billings Index

The national ABI score for December fell-back from November’s 55.0 to 52.9 in December. This score still reflects an increase in design services provided by U.S. architecture firms. It also marks three consecutive months of [...]

U.S. Service Center Shipments

January 17th, 2018|Comments Off on U.S. Service Center Shipments

On a tons per day basis, shipments were 126.6, down 11.8% month on month, (m/m). December is traditionally a slower shipment month as inventories are lowered for tax reasons. On a three month moving average, [...]

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