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Construction Starts Soar In October

The Dodge Construction Network reports that total construction starts pushed 16% higher in October, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.01 trillion. Nonresidential building starts gained 29% and nonbuilding moved 52% higher in October, while residential starts lost 8%.

Dodge Momentum Index Rises In January

Date: February 17, 2021 The Dodge Momentum Index increased 3.1% in January to 139.4 (the year 2000 = 100) from the revised December reading of 135.2. The commercial component of the Momentum Index moved 9.9% higher, offsetting an 11.7% decrease in the institutional component. January’s increase marked the highest level in the Momentum Index since …

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Chinese Imports Into the U.S. Down Significantly

Date: November 5, 2019 Since 2011 the U.S. aluminum extrusion industry has benefited from some of the most effective trade orders ever issued by the U.S. government.  During that time, Chinese imports as a percentage of market share has dropped from 25% to less than 1%.   Source:  AEC