Posts Tagged ‘ prices ’

PPI: Mostly Positive, Some Prices Start to Slide

Sep 24th, 2021

Reflecting recent economic reports, prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing are showing the first signs of tipping after a steady climb during the COVID-19 pandemic, though those same numbers are still quite high on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics […]

Building Material Prices: Large Increases Year to Date

Sep 14th, 2021

Although the recent drop in softwood lumber prices since mid-May is helping bring costs down (after having driven them up drastically earlier in the year), the decline has been offset by large increases in the prices of several other building material products. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) reports that the prices of building paper […]

PPI: Prices Were Up in March

Apr 9th, 2021

Prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing increased across the board from February 2021 to March 2021, while also rising on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In March, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category remained […]

Cohort Takes Another Stab at Getting Washington to Take Action on Lumber

Mar 16th, 2021

A cohort of construction-related organizations sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce secretary Gina Raimondo last week, urging Commerce to examine the supply chain for lumber. With lumber prices increasing by more than 180% since last spring, and prices for oriented strand board (OSB) nearly tripling, “We respectfully request that your office examine the […]

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