Material price changes from March to April 2006 / April 2005 to April 2006

Percent changes from March to April 2006 / April 2005 to April 2006

Gasoline — +12.3 / +34.0

No. 2 Diesel fuel — +10.6 / +31.4

Crude petroleum — +10.3 / +35.1

Synthetic rubber — -1.7 / +7.0

Plastic construction products — -1.0 / +18.2

Softwood lumber — -1.8 / -4.7

Hardwood lumber — +0.4 / -0.8

Plywood — +1.2 / -0.6

Building paper and board — +2.4 / -2.6

Steel mill products — +0.9 / -0.9

Primary nonferrous metals — +5.9 / +37.8

Aluminum mill shapes — +1.7 / +10.0

Copper and brass mill shapes — +13.1 / +52.7

Nonferrous wire and cable — +5.7 / +25.8

Fabricated structural metal products — +0.2 / +2.5

Fabricated ferrous wire products — -0.1 / +1.7

Cement — +1.0 / +14.9

Concrete products — +1.2 / +11.0

Asphalt felts and coatings — -0.8/ +11.7

Gypsum products — +0.6 / +23.8

Iron ore — +2.0 / +17.5

Iron and steel scrap — +5.9 / +8.7

Nonferrous metal ores — +7.1 / +34.6

Copper base scrap — +11.3 /+59.1

Aluminum base scrap — +5.7 / +28.7

Construction sand, gravel, and crushed stone — +0.4 / +8.9

Construction machinery and equipment — -0.3 / +5.5

Pumps, compressors and equipment — -0.4 / +3.7

Industrial material handling equipment — +0.5 / +3.0

Tire, tube, thread, etc. — +0.4 / +6.2

Heavy motor trucks — -0.2 / +3.3

Truck trailers — +1.1 / +3.8

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics