Producer Price Index for Construction

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Producer Price Index for Construction

The November Bureau of Labor Statistics producer prices index, (PPI) for all commodities was up 0.5%, (m/m). On a 12 month year on year, (y/y) comparison, the all commodities PPI rose 4.4%. The all commodities [...]

U.S. Infrastructure Spending

December 12th, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. Infrastructure Spending

Referencing data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s construction put-in-place (CPIP) shows that total infrastructure spending, (not seasonally adjusted in constant 2009 dollars) decreased by 4.4% three months year on year, (y/y) to $51.8 billion, (B). [...]

Dodge Momentum Index

December 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Dodge Momentum Index

After a big decline in September, the Dodge Momentum Index has rebounded 33.9 points or 29.3% over the past two months, 15.7 points in October and 18.2 points in November. The index now boosts its [...]

Portland Cement Shipments

November 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Portland Cement Shipments

U.S. cement consumption fell in September to 9.32 million, (Mt) short tons from August’s strong volume of 10.27Mt. For the three months total (3MMT), ending September, national Portland cement shipments were flat year on year [...]

U.S. Housing Starts and Permits

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. Housing Starts and Permits

Referencing the Department of Commerce data, housing starts shot-up 13.7% month on month, (m/m) in October to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of 1,290,000 units. Multi-family, (MF) surged by 36.8%, while single family, (SF) [...]

Architectural Billings Index

November 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Architectural Billings Index

The national ABI score for October rebounded to 51.7 after dipping below the 50 threshold in September. Regional monthly scores were: The South 50.8, Midwest 49.0, Northeast 54.0 and the West 49.8. The Architecture Billings [...]