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Key Building Materials Prices Far Surpassed Inflation in 2016

Filed in Economics by on January 27, 2017 2 Comments
Key Building Materials Prices Far Surpassed Inflation in 2016

Softwood lumber, oriented strand board (OSB), ready-mix concrete and gypsum products all posted price changes in 2016 well above the 1.3% average for the Consumer Price Index, according to the latest Producer Price index released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Producer Prices Feeling Downward Pressure

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on October 1, 2015 0 Comments
Producer Prices Feeling Downward Pressure

Prices of building materials dropped in August. Softwood lumber prices went down 2.2% and OSB prices declined 0.8%, reversing increases in July. Gypsum prices decreased another 0.9% in August, totaling 6.5% down from the February peak.

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Building Materials Prices Move Lower in March

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on April 22, 2015 3 Comments
Building Materials Prices Move Lower in March

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released the Producer Price Indexes (PPI) for March, and the report was good news with respect to building materials, as prices for gypsum and wood products declined.

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What’s Up With Materials Prices? Gypsum, for One.

Filed in Economics by on October 20, 2014 3 Comments
What’s Up With Materials Prices? Gypsum, for One.

The latest government report shows that gypsum wholesale prices edged 0.1% lower in September from the previous month and are down from the most recent February peak. However, prices won’t stay this way for long.

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