Wood products still buck trend of rising prices
- What goes up must come down. // Journal of Property Management;jan/feb2007, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p6
The article reports on the impact of falling commodity prices and slowing housing sales on high construction costs faced by developers in the U.S. The rate of increase for all materials and components in construction reached 10.1 percent, according to information from the Bureau of Labor and...
- Construction costs rebound; 'hot' steel, diesel and asphalt prices. // Hudson Valley Business Journal;3/26/2007, Vol. 18 Issue 13, p6
The article focuses on the costs of construction materials in the U.S. According to Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, costs of the materials are increasing at a fast rate. While commenting on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' producer price index...
- New data shows low construction costs may soon be ending as commodities jump. // Hudson Valley Business Journal;12/21/2009, Vol. 19 Issue 50, p19
The article reports on the November 2009 producer price index (PPI) report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics which shows sharp increases in the prices of construction materials. The report reveals that the gains would likely increase construction costs. Ken Simonson, chief economist of...
- CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;10/31/2016, Vol. 277 Issue 13, p75
Statistics and charts are presented related to construction including decline in Construction Cost Index's annual escalation rate, Building Cost Index's annual escalation rate and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' producer price index on asphalt prices.
- Monthly materials prices on the upswing, but still down overall. Basu, Anirban // Grand Rapids Business Journal;4/20/2015, Vol. 33 Issue 16, p18
The article reports on the release of the producer price index by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) which stresses the increase in the prices for inputs to construction industries in March 2015.
- Technical Note. // PPI Detailed Report;Nov2014, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p173
The article discusses the Producer Price Index (PPI) of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It mentions that PPI measures the average changes in prices received by domestic producers for their output. It outlines the three sets of PPIs including the Final demand-Intermediate demand (FD-ID)...
- IPP 2008 year in review. Bennion, Edwin // Monthly Labor Review;Apr2010, Vol. 133 Issue 4, p19
On the whole, import and export prices rose sharply during the first 7 months of 2008 and then plunged during the last 5 months of the year; energy goods, most notably petroleum, led the price increases and decreases
- Residential Building Material Prices Show Modest Decline in November, But Pressure is Building for Sharp Increase in the New Year. // Corridor Business Journal;12/26/2011 Builders News Supplement, p7
The article reports on the 0.3% increase in the producer price index for finished goods (PPI) seasonally adjusted in the U.S. in November 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- DOUBLE DIGIT INFLATION PERVADES CONSTRUCTION. // Concrete Products;Aug2008, Vol. 111 Issue 8, p6
The article reports on the June 2008 Producer Price Index data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which found that producer price index (PPI) for inputs to construction industry surged to 10.4 percent on the previous 12 months. The highway and street construction pricing index...