Posts Tagged ‘ lumber ’

North American Lumber Producers Report Show Optimistic Outlook

Apr 5th, 2013

The new survey of Canadian and U.S. softwood lumber producers shows an uneven trend across North America during 2012. According to the study, U.S. softwood lumber production increased by 6.3 percent, while Canadian production saw only a 0.4-percent increase. The top 20 for each country were surveyed. Findings show the top 20 U.S. companies rose […]

Construction Material Prices Increase Slightly in February

Mar 15th, 2013

Construction material prices rose .3 percent in February according to the March 14 Producer Price Index (PPI) report by the U.S. Department of Labor. Overall, construction materials prices remain 2 percent higher than one year ago. Softwood lumber prices increased 2 percent last month and are up 27 percent compared to February 2012. In contrast, […]

Flat Glass/Lumber Prices Up Slightly, According to Latest Producer Price Index

Feb 22nd, 2013

Flat glass prices increased slightly by 0.4 percent from December to January, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Meanwhile lumber prices increased as well. For glass, the index was listed at 115.7 for January, compared with 115.2 in December. The latest report follows several recent drops, […]

Expert Makes Predictions Regarding Construction Materials Pricing

Nov 5th, 2012

When Julian A. J. Anderson, president, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) addressed attendees of McGraw Hill Construction’s Annual Outlook Executive Conference recently he outlined the “good” and the “not so good,” regarding the construction industry in general and construction pricing specifically. But before delving into those predictions he gave an overview of construction pricing on the […]