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Construction input prices expand as inflation creeps higher

December 29, 2017

Construction input prices expanded 0.7 percent in November and rose 5.6 percent on a yearly basis, the largest increase since November 2011, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Construction's contribution to U.S. economy highest in seven years

December 1, 2017
According to a report released by Associated Builders and Contractors, the private construction industry’s value added as a percentage of the nation’s real gross domestic product rose to 4 percent in 2016, the highest level since 2009. Read More

Monthly construction spending is up, but annual rates lag

November 24, 2017
Nonresidential construction spending rose 0.5 percent in September, totaling $698.1 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read More

Construction materials prices rising faster than inflation

October 27, 2017
Construction input prices rose yet again in September, according to an analysis of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Nonresidential construction adds jobs despite disruptions

October 13, 2017
In the final analysis, U.S. construction industry leaders would be wise not to base key economic decisions on September employment data. Read More

Construction employment rebounds in a big way

September 8, 2017
National construction employment rebounded in August, adding 28,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Construction input prices inch higher; energy prices drop

August 18, 2017
Construction input prices increased 0.3 percent in July and are up 3 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Monthly construction input prices tick higher

July 21, 2017
Construction input prices rose 0.2 percent in June, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Construction input prices level for first time in months

June 23, 2017
Construction input prices remained unchanged in May, ending five consecutive months of price expansion, according to analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Construction prices moderate as energy costs slip

April 21, 2017
Construction input prices rose for the fourth consecutive month in March, increasing by 0.3 percent on a monthly basis and 4.4 percent on a yearly basis, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More