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Principia is the preferred supplier of business insights to the building materials and construction industry.

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Do you need to know where the market is headed? Principia is directly connected with all stakeholders in the building materials industry value chain and can develop customer-driven actionable insights to drive revenue growth.

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Are you seeking deep insights on how market influencers impact demand on specific residential and commercial product categories? We’re trusted advisers with expertise in helping you grow revenue, margin and share.

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Do you need the latest view of key market drivers that directly impact your business? We provide a 360 degree strategic view of your business - from a product, market, channel and customer perspective - and what it takes to outperform the market.

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Our high quality data, analytics and insights serve clients in the building materials and construction industry, including manufacturers, distributors, dealers, builders, contractors and homeowners.

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2020 Building Materials Demand & Supply: Part 5

Principia has published a series of infographics highlighting demand, supply, forecast growth, and housing statistics, for 2020. Part 5 concludes the series by putting all the previously posted sections together. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 are available on the blog. Principia’s BuilderSeries® innovative suite of data and insights includes DemandBuilder® and SupplyBuilder®. Additionally, […]

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2020 Building Materials Demand & Supply: Part 4

Principia is publishing a series of infographics highlighting demand, supply, forecast growth, and housing statistics, for 2020. Part 4 features housing statistics and data. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 are available on the blog. Demand for housing and building materials going into 2020 was strong. Residential permits grew an average of 4% annually […]

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2020 Building Materials Demand & Supply: Part 3

Over the coming week, Principia is publishing a series of infographics highlighting demand, supply, forecast growth, and housing statistics, for 2020. Part 1 featured building material demand data and part 2 featured supply and distribution data. Part 3 highlights projected growth for building material demand. In 2020, the building materials and housing market experienced:  Residential […]

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2020 Building Materials Demand & Supply: Part 2

Over the coming week, Principia is publishing a series of infographics highlighting demand, supply, forecast growth, and housing statistics, for 2020. Part 1 featured a few data points of 2020 U.S. residential building material demand. Part 2 features supply and distribution data points. Principia’s SupplyBuilder® tracks nearly 45,000 distribution points across the United States. Lumberyards […]

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2020 Building Materials Demand & Supply: Part 1

Over the coming week, Principia will be publishing a series of infographics highlighting demand, supply, forecast growth, and housing statistics, for 2020. Part 1 features a few data points of 2020 residential building material demand in the United States. Residential building materials demand was valued at $60.4 billion in 2020 for the eight categories tracked […]

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Product Supply Snapshot

Now more than ever, accurate data and supporting analytics are needed to understand product supply, manufacturer sales, and market share. Product Supply Snapshot provides a view of the competitive landscape in both shipments and dollar sales, while mapping product flow through the distribution channel.

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Outlook for New Commercial Construction November 2020

Principia’s latest Outlook for New Commercial Construction provides a look at current 2020 macroeconomic indicators compared to previous years, and an outlook for new commercial construction in 2021.

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