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A review of U.S. and world conditions relating to the hard-surfaces industry.

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Total Hard-Surface Imports 2021 vs 2020

(customs value)

Through July 2021: $2,927,597,946

Through July 2020: $1,976,136,919

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Optimism

Future Market Indicators (0-100 scale), Second Quatrer 2021, Remodeling Market Index, NAHB/Royal Building Products (Source: National Association of Home Builders)

Inflation

Year-to-year rise, U.S. Consumer Price Index without food or energy costs, July 2021. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Brazilan real vs. U.S. dollar

R$5.41:$1 (9/1/2020) to R$5.15:$1 (9/1/2021) (Source: ycharts.com)

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