AMSA Releases Issue Three of Industry Trends

Here are some statistics from the article:

  • Shipment volume decreased 10.2% from September 2012 vs. 2011.
  • The top three housing markets from the same timeframe are Phoenix, Detroit and Minneapolis.
  • Average commercial shipment weight has increased 3.2% from January-September 2012 vs. 2011.
  • Home sales have increased 11.0% from September 2012 vs. 2011.
  • More new homes have been sold in the 2nd quarter of 2012.
  • The state with the highest unemployment rate in the southwest is Nevada at 11.2%, with California following at 9.7%.

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