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What's New In This Report?
In June 2017, the ABI improved again to 54.2 for the fifth consecutive month indicating that design demand is increasing.
The DMI rose 1.1% in June 2017 to 141.1. The institutional component rose 4.8%, while the commercial contracted 1.3% in the month.
In June 2017, housing permits made gains to 1.3M, 5.1% above the June 2016, year-ago rate.
Housing starts in June 2017 were up 2.1% from last year to 1.2M.
The HMI in July 2017 fell 2 points to 64, with mixed regional index scores.
June 2017 CPI-U (inflation) was flat, following 0.1% decrease in May 2017.
In July 2017 the CCI showed a 4.0% annual gain in construction costs, supported by ongoing increases in the labor components.