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Construction Input Prices Increase in May






In May, prices for inputs to construction industries saw their largest month-over-moth increase in more than two years, according to analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors. Prices expanded by 1.1 percent for the month, marking only the third time … Continue reading




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CBI Declines in First Quarter






Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) declined 3.2 percent during the first quarter of 2015. The dip is the result of “weather and a myriad of other factors” that always affect the first quarter,” according to ABC … Continue reading




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Nonresidential Construction Spending Up in April






Nonresidential construction spending expanded 3.2 percent on a monthly basis in April and totaled $646.7 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of Census Bureau data. Spending in the nonresidential sector is up … Continue reading




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Construction Materials Prices Rise for First Time in Six Months






Nonresidential construction input prices rose 0.4 percent last month and were down 4.9 percent on a yearly basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of the latest producer price index release. Meanwhile, the largest monthly gain in … Continue reading




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January Shows Dip in Nonresidential Construction Spending






Despite a 2-percent dip in nonresidential construction spending, nonresidential construction spending still sits 4.8 percent higher than a year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. The January decrease is the largest … Continue reading




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CBI Dips Slightly in Final Quarter of 2014






The Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) declined 1 percent, or 0.1 months, in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The backlog, however, ended the year at 8.7 months, still 4.4 percent higher than one year … Continue reading




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Construction Materials Prices Dip to Start New Year






Construction input prices failed to increase in January for the sixth consecutive month, according to a Producer Price Index analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Prices dipped 2 percent in January, and on a year-over-year basis are down … Continue reading




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Nonresidential Construction Inputs Fall in December






Construction input prices dipped 1.4 percent in December and are down nearly 1 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the recently released producer price index report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Inputs to nonresidential construction fell further, down … Continue reading




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Construction Employment Mostly Positive in November






The U.S. construction industry added 20,000 jobs in November, a quarter of which came in the nonresidential sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. October’s overall construction estimate was revised downward from 12,000 to 7,000 net new jobs, and … Continue reading




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October Nonresidential Construction Bounces Back






Nonresidential construction spending rebounded in October, increasing 1 percent on a monthly basis and 4.3 percent year-over-year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $611.8 billion—up from September’s figure, which was revised to $605.8 billion from … Continue reading




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