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Construction materials prices rise for first time in six months

March 20, 2015
The largest monthly gain in petroleum prices in more than three years caused construction materials prices to expand 0.4 percent in February, ending a six-month streak when prices failed to rise, according to the March 13 producer price index report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Construction backlog indicator reaches another all-time high

November 28, 2014
Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Backlog Indicator reached a new all-time high during the third quarter of 2014 at 8.8 months, eclipsing the previous all-time high of 8.5 months in the second quarter of 2014. Read More

Falling natural gas prices keep materials costs stable

September 19, 2014
Construction materials prices were unchanged in August but are 1.7 percent higher than this time last year, according to a Sept. 16 producer price index report by the Department of Labor. Read More

Construction materials prices up for fifth month in a row

May 16, 2014
Overall construction materials prices increased 0.4 percent in April and are up 1.5 percent year over year, according to the Producer Price Index released last week by the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More