Material price changes from January to February 2006

Percent changes from January to February 2006 / February 2005 to February 2006

Gasoline — -11.0 / +18.4

No. 2 Diesel fuel — -2.50 / +31.0

Crude petroleum — -5.2 / +29.1

Synthetic rubber — +3.3 / +12.1

Plastic construction products — +.1 / +.1

Softwood lumber — +1.3 / -2.5

Hardwood lumber — +.1 / -.4

Plywood — -.8 / -5.8

Building paper and board — -2.7 / -9.3

Steel mill products — +.1 / -5.5

Primary nonferrous metals — +3.7 / +33.1

Aluminum mill shapes — +2.4 / +8.8

Copper and brass mill shapes — +5.5 / +36.4

Nonferrous wire and cable — +1.8 / +20.4

Fabricated structural metal products — +.3 / +2.1

Fabricated ferrous wire products — +.7 / +1.1

Cement — +3.2 / +14.2

Concrete products — +.4 / +9.3

Asphalt felts and coatings — -2.4 / +16.2

Gypsum products — +4.6 / +24.6

Iron ore — +8.0 / +16.6

Iron and steel scrap — +7.1 / +3.9

Nonferrous metal ores — +.9 / +27.6

Copper base scrap — +4.5 / +59.4

Aluminum base scrap — +9.5 / +30.3

Construction sand, gravel, and crushed stone — +1.3 / +8.1

Construction machinery and equipment — +1.4 / +6.6

Pumps, compressors and equipment — +.4 / +4.8

Industrial material handling equipment — +.3 / +3.5

Tire, tube, thread, etc. — -.1 / +4.8

Heavy motor trucks — 0 / +4.1

Truck trailers — +1.0 / +4.7

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics