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Nonresidential Construction Activity Negligibly Impacted Architectural Door Volumes in 2012

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Nonresidential construction activity experienced slow growth in 2012, though the net effect was negligible in categories favorable to architectural door volumes, according to the AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast jointly released by theAmerican Architectural Manufacturers Associationand theWindow & Door Manufacturers Association. In 2012, total volume remained steady at 2.3 million units for nonresidential entry doors and 6.3 million units for architectural interior doors, reflecting a flat market in comparison with 2011.

New residential construction activity saw a 26.5 percent increase over 2011, which the study attributes to strong gains in the single-family and multi-family segments. The study forecasts similar improvement for 2013, with multi-family and single-family starts each expected to experience 28 percent growth.The updated AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast is available for purchase online from both AAMA and WDMA.The report delivers timely information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. Historic data for 2006 through 2012, and forecast data for 2013 through 2015, also are included in the report. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2013.

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