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September 9, 2015

August 2015 = 69.69

The WOLF KBI rose approximately 4.5 points this period to 69.69, which displays continued optimism from dealers.   

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July 31, 2015

July 2015 = 65.31

The WOLF KBI Score of 65.31 continues to demonstrate a positive outlook for August, but buyers are cautiously optimistic heading into the fall.  This trend is typical, as the KBI for the same period, during the past two years, was 65.45 and 59.33 respectively.  

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June 30, 2015

June 2015 = 70.63

The WOLF KBI Score of 70.63 reveals a continued positive outlook for the industry.  Consumer confidence is healthy and dealers are showing considerable gains compared to the same time last year.

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May 31, 2015

May 2015 = 72.50

The WOLF KBI Score of 72.50 is very positive and consistent with previous months.  Consumer confidence has been steady, the labor market has been improving and construction is expected to continue making a significant contribution to other indexes.

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April 30, 2015

April 2015 = 75.94

The WOLF KBI Score of 75.94 signals continued momentum from a strong start to the second quarter. Weather conditions have significantly improved in all markets and key buyers are recovering from a backlog of projects on the books.  

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March 31, 2015

March 2015 = 75.63

The WOLF KBI Score of 75.63 for March marks a healthy outlook to start the second quarter, as consumer confidence continues to build, housing begins to recover and weather conditions begin to improve in most areas.

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November 30, 2014

November 2014 = 55.45

The WOLF KBI Score of 55.45 reflects a moderate decline in consumer confidence from its October level of 59.39.  As buyers forecast what will happen in December 2014, it’s clear that there is still adequate business opportunity for most to finish the year strong. 

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October 31, 2014

WOLF KBI for October = 59.39

The WOLF KBI Score declined 5 points in October from its September score of 64.55 due to the expected leveling of purchases in the building products sector. While the Southeast markets are anticipating growth in both the building products and kitchen and bath sectors, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states are anticipating the impact of weather conditions on future business.

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October 9, 2014

Change or Be Changed

Why are we still here?  We are here because someone somewhere has committed to a culture of change.

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September 30, 2014

WOLF KBI for September = 64.55

The WOLF KBI Score followed most other indicators and recorded a slight dip in September 2014 to 64.55 from its August level of 65.76. While buyers in the Mid-Atlantic are expecting purchasing levels that rival their best months of the year, the Northeast and Southeast are predicting sluggish growth.

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