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AUSSIE BONDS

Flows In IR Strip

     
Release for: December 2017
Source: NAHB Builders' Economic Council
Weighted average of three component indexes
               2016
                  :           2017:
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                     Ja
                Dec   n  Feb    Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Overall:         69  67   65     71   68   69   66   64   67   64   68   69   74
Components
:
1-family
Sales
Present
time             75  72   71     77   74   75   72   70   74   70   75   77   81
Next 6
months           78  76   73     78   75   78   75   73   77   73   78   76   79
Prospectiv
e Buyer
Traffic          52  51   46     53   52   51   49   48   48   47   48   50   58
Northeast        57  51   39     53   45   47   46   48   49   50   49   61   53
Midwest          66  66   64     72   67   65   68   64   65   60   65   65   76
South            70  68   64     71   70   71   68   63   69   65   69   72   75
West             86  75   76     77   77   80   71   74   77   79   76   77   85
Regional
3-mo
Moving
Averages
Northeast        50  52   49     48   46   48   46   47   48   49   49   53   54
Midwest          61  64   65     67   68   68   67   66   66   63   63   63   69
South            67  68   67     68   68   71   70   67   67   66   68   69   72
West             79  79   79     76   77   78   76   75   74   77   77   77   79
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 212-800-8517; email: sara.haire@marketnews.com
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