Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Commerce Department ’

Midwest’s Harsh Winter Pushes Housing Starts Down 2 Percent in January

Feb 19th, 2015

Nationwide housing starts fell 2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.065 million units in January, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. The drop was mainly due to a 22.2 percent decrease in the Midwest. Single-family housing production fell 6.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 678,000 […]

Construction Spending Rises 0.6 Percent in July

Sep 5th, 2013

The nation’s builders were busy in July as construction spending increased 0.6 percent to $900.8 billion—the largest upswing in four years—according to the September 3 report by the U.S. Commerce Department. Nonresidential construction spending also rose 0.6 percent in July, but is down 0.8 percent compared to one year ago. Private nonresidential construction spending grew […]

Commerce Department Finds Majority of Imports of Hardwood/Plywood from China are Unfairly Traded

Mar 25th, 2013

The Department of Commerce (DOC) recently issued a preliminary determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of hardwood and decorative plywood from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The unfair trade investigations of imports from China result from a petition filed  in September 2012 by the Coalition for Fair Trade of […]