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Construction input prices see slight increase in May

From Construction input prices rose slightly by 0.3% in May on a monthly basis and are up 0.6% over the last 12 months, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. Nonresidential input prices were also up 0.3% compared to the previous month and are 1.1% higher than they were a year ago.
Among the 11 subcategories, six saw prices fall last month, with the largest decreases in natural gas (-15.2%), unprocessed energy materials (-8.2%) and crude petroleum (-6.2%). Of the remaining five subcategories, only two experienced price increases greater than 1%: nonferrous wire and cable (+1.2%) and prepared asphalt, tar roofing and siding products (+1.1%), which also had the largest year-over-year price increase at 6.3%. Read more here.


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