Material price changes from September to October 2009

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Percent change from September to October 2009/ October 2008 to October 2009

Gasoline – -2.1 / -16.0

No. 2 Diesel fuel– +5.1 / -27.9

Crude petroleum– +5.7 / -7.2

Synthetic rubber– +2.8 / -16.5

Plastic construction products– +0.3 / -1.8

Softwood Lumber– -1.7 / -5.8

Hardwood Lumber– +0.4 / -4.9

Plywood– -1.3 / -5.9

Steel mill products– +2.7 / -24.9

Aluminum mill shapes– -0.7 / -15.8

Copper and brass mill shapes– -3.3 / +3.7

Fabricated structural metal products– +0.3 / -9.0

Nonferrous pipe, tube and fittings– not available / not available

Cement– -0.1 / -1.7

Concrete products– -0.4 / -0.9

Asphalt felts and coatings– +2.6 / -4.7

Gypsum products– -1.9 / -7.2

Iron ore– 0.0 / -3.3

Iron and steel scrap– -4.5 / +10.2

Copper base scrap– +0.1 / +27.5

Construction sand, gravel, and crushed stone– +0.3 / +3.2

Construction machinery and equipment– -0.3 / +1.0