Construction Materials Prices Slip Slightly in June, up 1.5 Percent Annually

The average cost of materials used by the construction industry fell 0.1 percent in June, but climbed 1.5 percent compared with June 2012, according to the Associated General Contractors of America's analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Residential construction materials fell 0.2 percent in June, but climbed 1.9 percent compared with June 2012. Nonresidential construction materials remained the same in June, and climbed 1.2 percent compared with June 2012. Lumber and plywood dropped 3.3 percent in June, but climbed 9.9 percent compared with June 2012.

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Equipment World (07/16/2013) Grayson, Wayne

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