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Japan’s construction market

Japan’s construction market EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is based on several reports prepared by commercial officers of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, at the Commerce Department’s office in Tokyo. The authors’ original wording was edited as little as possible, to avoid accidental distortions in meaning. For further information on the U.S.-Japan Major Projects Arrangement […]

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Where are the construction contracts in Kuwait?

Where are the construction contracts in Kuwait? – includes related article on U.S. trade show in Kuwait Where are the Construction Contracts in Kuwait? Summary The U.S. Commercial Post in Kuwait reports that the construction industry accounts for more inquiries and visitors than any other sector. The companies that have visited the country find that […]

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Markets in China for building materials and supplies

Markets in China for building materials and supplies – includes bibliography Patrick D. Cosslett Markets in China for Building Materials and Supplies The consulting company of All Ports Trading Company has prepared a comprehensive report on the construction industry in the Peoples Republic of China with emphasis on the market for building products. The rapidly […]

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U.S. foreign trade in materials used in construction

U.S. foreign trade in materials used in construction C.B. Pitcher This article presents U.S. export and import data with analysis for three groupings of construction materials: nonwood, solid wood products, and mechanical equipment (heating, air conditioning and refrigeration). The format of the presentation is designed to help identify trends, export potential for U.S. products, and […]

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World-wide value of new construction put in place

World-wide value of new construction put in place Patrick H. MacAuley World-Wide Value of New Construction Put in Place Introduction The total value of new construction put in place world-wide was about $1.6 trillion in 1983, as measured in 1983 prices and exchange rates. (See “Definitions and Methodology’ section of article.) This estimate is based […]

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Millwork industry: profile and trends

Millwork industry: profile and trends Mitchel I. Auerbach MILLWORK INDUSTRY: Profile and Trends OVERVIEW The U.S. millwork industry (SIC 2431) is an important supplier to the construction sector, particularly for new housing and repair/remodeling. At the same time, this industry is an important market for the country’s manufacturers of solid wood products. The industry comprises […]

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Construction outlook for 1990

Construction outlook for 1990 Patrick MacAuley Construction Outlook for 1990 The inflation-adjusted value of new construction put in place declined slightly in 1989 from the all-time record set in 1988. (The 1989 current-dollar value of about $418 billion did set a new record.) Small increases in public works construction were more than offset by declines […]

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Trends in construction materials industries: data from the 1992 census of manufacturers

Trends in construction materials industries: data from the 1992 census of manufacturers – Bureau of the Census statistics on U.S. manufacturing industries C.B. Pitcher Every 5 years the Bureau of the Census releases detailed statistics on U.S. manufacturing industries. The 1992 data was released during the spring and summer of 1995. Over the years as […]

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Foreign builders target the United States: implications and trends

Foreign builders target the United States: implications and trends – executive summary of International Trade Administration report Patrick H. MacAuley FOREIGN BUILDERS TARGET THE UNITED STATES: Implications and Trends EDITORS NOTE: Earlier this year, the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce released the study, “Foreign Builders Target the United States: Implications and Trends.” […]

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The Mexican market for building products

The Mexican market for building products Robert Shaw For several years, the Mexican construction industry has been growing faster than the rest of the Mexican economy. In 1991, demand for building materials, hardware, and fixtures jumped 101 percent. The following year, it grew a solid 39 percent. Industry expectations for the next three years are […]