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Consumer Confidence Index for April, 2021

New York, April 27, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® rose sharply again in April, following a substantial gain in March. The Index now stands at 121.7 (1985=100), up from 109.0 in March. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment … Continue reading

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National residential new homes sales; March 2021

April 23, 2021 – The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for March 2021: NEW RESIDENTIALSALESMARCH 2021 New Houses Sold: 1,021,000New Houses For Sale: 307,000Median Sales … Continue reading

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National new home permits and starts; March 2021

Building PermitsPrivately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,766,000. This is 2.7 percent (±1.7 percent) above the revised February rate of 1,720,000 and is 30.2 percent (±1.8 percent) above the … Continue reading

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Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Index; 1Q21

Global Consumer Confidence Hits Record High                                                  The Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Survey Finds Optimism Rising amid Accelerating Vaccinations and Sustained Fiscal Stimulus   New York, April 14, 2021…Global consumer confidence soared to record heights in the first quarter of … Continue reading

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The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index; March 2021

New York, March 30, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® surged in March to its highest reading in a year, after a modest increase in February. The Index now stands at 109.7 (1985=100), up from 90.4 in February. The Present … Continue reading

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National new home sales metrics; February 2021

MONTHLY NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES, FEBRUARY 2021Release Number: CB21-46March 23, 2021 – The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for February 2021:NEW RESIDENTIALSALESFEBRUARY 2021 New Houses Sold: … Continue reading

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National new home construction metrics; February 2021

MONTHLY NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION, FEBRUARY 2021Release Number: CB21-41March 17, 2021 – The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for February 2021:NEW RESIDENTIALCONSTRUCTIONFEBRUARY 2021Building Permits: 1,682,000Housing Starts: … Continue reading

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National new home sales metrics; January 2021

New Home SalesSales of new single-family houses in January 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 923,000, according toestimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.This is 4.3 percent … Continue reading

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Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index for January, 2021

New York, February 23, 2021…The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® improved again in February, after increasing in January. The Index now stands at 91.3 (1985=100), up from 88.9 in January. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment of current business … Continue reading

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Conference Board LEI Index for January; 2021

NEW YORK, February 22, 2021…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased 0.5 percent in January to 110.3 (2016 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in December and a 0.9 percent increase in November. “While the pace of … Continue reading

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