Flat glass prices dipped 1.1 percent in April, following a 0.8-percent increase in March, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department.

The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The prices included in the PPI are from the first commercial transaction for many products and some services.

The flat glass index sits at 122.0, and prices are up 1.2 percent from April 2014.

In another report, import prices for glass and glassware decreased 0.2 percent in April after a 0.3-percent drop the month before. Import prices are down 1.2 percent from a year ago.

Export prices for glass and glassware dipped 0.3 percent following a stagnant March. Export prices for glass and glassware are up 1.0 percent from this time last year.

Prices of materials for construction saw an increase of 0.4 percent after dropping by that same rate in March. Prices in that category are up 1.2 percent from April 2014. Final demand for construction rose by 0.1 percent for the third straight month. Those prices are up 1.7 percent from a year ago.

On the whole, the PPI for final demand fell 0.4 percent in April, seasonally adjusted, after a 0.2-percent increase in March and a 0.5-percent drop in February. On an unadjusted basis, the index for final demand decreased 1.3 percent for the 12 months ended in April.

Overall prices for U.S. imports fell 0.3 percent in April after dipping 0.2 percent in March. Export prices fell 0.7 percent in April, after going up 0.1 percent the month before.

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