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Trends in U.S. construction, 1996 to 2000 – economic factors point to modest year-to-year increases

Trends in U.S. construction, 1996 to 2000 – economic factors point to modest year-to-year increases – includes list of additional references In 1996, the constant-dollar value of new construction put in place will increase 4 percent from its record level of 1995. The homebuilding sector will recover as mortgage interest rates decline. The surge in […]

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Wood panel products

Wood panel products Mitchel I. Auerbach INTRODUCTION This article covers developments and prospects for the U.S. wood panel products industries which are comprised of structural panels (softwood plywood, oriented strandboard, and waferboard), particleboard, medium-density fiberboard, hardboard, and insulation board. The present condition for each of these products is discussed and markets, foreign trade, and the […]

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The South Korean solid wood products market

The South Korean solid wood products market Economic Development of South Korea In the four decades since the end of the Korean conflict, South Korea has evolved from a war-torn, desperately poor agricultural nation into a major economic power. Under strong centralized government leadership, the country’s economic base has been shifted to manufacturing, and it’s […]

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The prefabricated housing industries in the United States, Sweden and Japan

The prefabricated housing industries in the United States, Sweden and Japan Renee Mathieu The Prefabricated Housing Industries in the United States, Sweden and Japan There is relatively little information on the United States prefabricated housing industry; this article summarizes and analyzes trends in this innovative segment of the home building industry, which has been gaining […]

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Market reports on construction and building materials and equipment published by the U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service

Market reports on construction and building materials and equipment published by the U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service The following market research reports on construction and engineering services and building products and related equipment have been published over the last several years by the U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service (USFCS), an agency of the U.S. Department […]

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Construction

Construction Robert L. Lurensky In 1989 the constant-dollar value of new construction put in place will decline slightly, while repair and remodeling work will increase. The number of housing starts, especially single-family homes, is expected to decrease Commercial construction will continue to decline because business investment will be weighted toward new equipment rather than structures. […]

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Market reports on construction and building materials and equipment published by the U.S. foreign and commercial service

Market reports on construction and building materials and equipment published by the U.S. foreign and commercial service The following market research reports on construction and engineering services and building products and related equipment have been published over the last several years by the U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service (US&FCS), an agency of the U.S. Department […]

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Trends in U.S. construction, 1996 to 2000 – economic factors point to modest year-to-year increases

Trends in U.S. construction, 1996 to 2000 – economic factors point to modest year-to-year increases – includes list of additional references In 1996, the constant-dollar value of new construction put in place will increase 4 percent from its record level of 1995. The homebuilding sector will recover as mortgage interest rates decline. The surge in […]