Material price changes from December 2009 to January 2010

The latest Producer Price Index data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed a 1.2 percent increase in finished goods over the month and an increase of 4.6 percent over the year. Capital equipment rose slightly at a 0.3 percent increase since December and a 0.1 increase since January 2009. Diesel fuel rose 11.5 percent over the month and 41.4 percent over the year.

For the complete list of construction material prices, visit the BLS website. Table 2 on pages 18-21 details the price changes for finished goods.