Producer Price Index for Construction

June 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Producer Price Index for Construction

The May Bureau of Labor Statistics producer prices index, (PPI), all commodities PPI, rose 1.6% for the highest m/m gain since January 2017. On a 12 month year on year, (y/y) comparison, the all commodities [...]

Portland Cement Shipments

June 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Portland Cement Shipments

U.S. national Portland cement shipments in March totaled 7.935 million, (Mt) short tons. For the three months total (3MMT), ending March, cement shipments were up 2.8% year on year, (y/y). Figure 1 presents a map [...]

­­­Construction Put-in-Place, (CPIP)

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on ­­­Construction Put-in-Place, (CPIP)

Total U.S. construction spending continued to perform well in April, especially in the federal sector. Census Bureau non-seasonally adjusted (NSA), constant dollar CPIP data showed that April’s twelve month total, (12MT) construction expenditures grew by [...]

Architectural Billings Index

May 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Architectural Billings Index

April's ABI national overall score of 52.0, up 1.0 point from March’s 51.0 but still well into the expansionary zone, (>50). Although business conditions in the Midwest and Southern weakened, it remained strong in the [...]

Producer Price Index for Construction

May 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Producer Price Index for Construction

The Bureau of Labor Statistics producer prices index, (PPI) excluding food and energy, the final demand goods PPI rose 0.1% for the month of April, this being the fourth consecutive month to increase. The PPI [...]

­­­Construction Put-in-Place, (CPIP)

May 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on ­­­Construction Put-in-Place, (CPIP)

Total U.S. construction spending continued to perform well in March, especially in the federal sector. Census Bureau non-seasonally adjusted (NSA), constant dollar CPIP data showed that March’s twelve month total, (12MT) construction expenditures grew by [...]

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