Construction Materials Prices Material price changes from April to May 2006

Percent change from April to May 2006/ May 2005 to May 2006

Gasoline — +2.2 / +42.4

No. 2 Diesel fuel — +4.0 / +4.2

Crude petroleum — +3.8 / +42.5

Synthetic rubber — +0.2 / +7.4

Plastic construction products — 0.0 / +18.0

Softwood lumber — +2.7 / +3.4

Hardwood lumber — +0.9 / +0.3

Plywood — -3.3 / +1.5

Building paper and board — +1.7 / +8.4

Steel mill products — +2.6 / +3.8

Primary nonferrous metals — +10.1 / +57.3

Aluminum mill shapes — +3.1 / +12.9

Copper and brass mill shapes — +22.6 / +86.9

Nonferrous wire and cable — +16.6 / +46.6

Fabricated structural metal products — +0.2 / +4.8

Fabricated ferrous wire products — +0.6 / +3.1

Cement — +0.2 / +14.8

Concrete products — +0.5 / +11.3

Asphalt felts and coatings — +0.1 / +10.6

Gypsum products — +3.7 / +26.4

Iron ore — 0.0 / +17.4

Iron and steel scrap — +3.6 / +32.0

Nonferrous metal ores — +11.8 / +47.5

Copper base scrap — +19.3 / +89.0

Aluminum base scrap — +11.5 / +46.9

Construction sand, gravel, and crushed stone — +0.3 / +8.7

Construction machinery and equipment — +0.2 / +3.8

Pumps, compressors and equipment — +0.7 / +4.1

Industrial material handling equipment — 0.0 / +2.7

Tire, tube, thread, etc. — +1.1 / +7.4

Heavy motor trucks — +1.4 / +4.5

Truck trailers — +0.5 / +4.3

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics