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Housing market & trends in the woodworking industry

Construction-based markets continued their growth trends in 2016, as U.S. spending on single family housing, multi-family housing, and nonresidential construction all increased for the 5th straight year, and repair and remodeling increased for a 4th straight year (U.S. Census Bureau).  The total value of construction put in place in these four sectors was $877 billion in 2016. 

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Woodworking & the Housing Market: Facts & Figures

Woodworkers involved in cabinetry, furniture, millwork and components are closely watching the trends and investments in the residential and multi-family housing markets. This exclusive study looks at the impacts on woodworkers' businesses and the actions taken to increase sales.The sixth annual housing market study was conducted in early 2015. A joint effort by Virginia Tech, the U.S. Forest Service, and Woodworking Network, the study examines the changes in the market and the outlook for the future.