Southern Pine 2x4 has built and maintained an unusual premium to other SYP products.
Lumber production in the South gained 9.4% through three quarters, pacing a 5.7% rise across North America.
New Jersey’s economy continues to grow at a moderate pace along with the nation.
Following an energy-driven decline in October, finished goods prices rebounded in November, rising a stronger-than-expected 0.3 percent. Core PPI, however, edged up only 0.1 percent.
Retail sales posted a disappointing increase of 0.2 percent in November, but categories typically associated with the holiday season saw solid gains.
With the crush of foreclosures, analysts have implored smaller banks to dump bank-owned properties, even if it means taking a big loss.
Ashton-Woods, Beazer, KB Home, Meritage, M/I, and NVR are the majors among 400 home building companies who've signed on to to implement the U.S. EPA's newest Energy Star guidelines for homes.
Small-business optimism rose for the third consecutive month, gaining 1.8 points in November, and settling at a still weak 92.0.
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes edged up two points, the third consecutive month in which builder confidence has improved.