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Construction materials prices dominated by crisis economics

July 31, 2015
Prices for inputs to construction industries expanded 0.2 percent in June after increasing 1.1 percent in May. Read More

Nonresidential construction spending continues torrid pace

July 17, 2015
Through the first five months of 2015, nonresidential construction spending is having its second-best year since the U.S. Census Bureau began tracking the metric in 2002. Read More

Construction materials prices up for May, down for year

June 19, 2015
Prices for inputs to construction industries expanded by 1.1 percent in May, the largest month-over-month increase in more than two years and only the third time in the past 10 months that construction input prices have grown on a monthly basis. Read More

Monthly construction materials prices remain tame

May 22, 2015
Prices for inputs to construction industries fell by 0.1 percent in April, ending a two-month streak during which material prices expanded by greater than 0.4 percent. Read More

Nonresidential construction bounces back with broader economy

May 15, 2015
The U.S. construction industry added 45,000 jobs in April according to the May 8 Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary estimate. Read More

Monthly materials prices on the upswing, but still down overall

April 17, 2015
Prices for inputs to construction industries expanded 0.8 percent in March, the largest monthly increase in more than two years, according to the April 14 producer price index release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Construction employment momentum should carry into 2015

February 13, 2015
The U.S. construction industry added 39,000 jobs in January, including 12,700 net new nonresidential jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary estimate released earlier this month. Read More

Materials prices dip slightly, but still up over last year

October 24, 2014
Construction materials prices inched down 0.1 percent in September, but rose 1.6 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Producer Price Index released earlier this month. Read More

Healthy backlog signals rebound in construction industry

August 22, 2014
The Construction Backlog Indicator produced by Associated Builders and Contractors reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. Read More

Worrisome situation in Iraq may impact construction prices

June 20, 2014
Overall construction materials prices remained flat in May but are up 1.6 percent year over year, according to this month’s Producer Price Index supplied by the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More