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Construction Materials Prices Level Out in April

Prices for inputs to construction industries fell 0.1 percent in April, and prices have now fallen in six of the previous eight months, according to analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Input prices are also down on a … 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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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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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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ABC’s Backlog Indicator Again Reaches All-Time High

While the backlog in construction was strong in the second quarter, it was even more robust in the third, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached a new all-time high during the third … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Numbers ‘Disappointing’ in October Construction Employment Report

Nonresidential construction employment slipped in October, as the sector lost 1,900 jobs on a monthly basis. However the U.S. construction industry as a whole added 12,000 jobs in the month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Meanwhile, September’s … Continue reading

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Spending in Nonresidential Construction Dips

Nonresidential construction spending slipped 1 percent in September but has still expanded 4.2 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $596.1 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis. “September’s drop in … Continue reading

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Prices for Construction Materials Dip Slightly in September

Construction materials prices inched down 0.1 in September but are up 1.6 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Producer Price Index. Prices for inputs to construction industries have remained unchanged from … Continue reading

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