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  1. Headline Inflation Flat in November

    The pace of headline inflation slowed from 0.3% in October to 0.0% in November as energy prices declined sharply. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), was unchanged in November on a seasonally adjusted basis…

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  2. OSB, Lumber, and Gypsum Lead Building Materials Prices Lower in November

    Softwood lumber prices fell 3.0% in November the second consecutive decrease for the index to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The producer price index for softwood lumber has fallen 23.6% (not seasonall…

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  3. Lumber, OSB Prices Retreat in August as Gypsum Reaches New High

    Residential construction goods input prices declined, on average, in August as large monthly increases and decreases offset each other, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although the index for…

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  4. Price Index of Goods Used in Residential Construction Holds Steady

    The prices of residential construction materials were unchanged in July, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increases in prices paid for OSB (+7.0%, not seasonally adjusted) and gypsum products…

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  5. Slightly Longer Hours Worked Makes Up For Faster Inflation

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that, on a seasonally adjusted basis, headline consumer prices, grew over the month of June, but at a slower pace than in May. The monthly slowdown partly reflected a decline in energy prices, electricity a…

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  6. Lumber Prices Increase While Gypsum Falls in June

    The prices of building materials generally increased in June, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the second consecutive month, softwood lumber (+4.0%) led the way, followed by oriented stra…

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  7. Consumer Prices Rise

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that consumer inflation rose by 0.2 percent in May, similar to its growth rate in April. Both food and energy prices decelerated over the month, but the slowdown in these items was offset by an acceleration…

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  8. Core Inflation Slows in April

    Following a decline in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer prices rose by 0.2 percent over the month of April, largely reflecting energy and food prices as well as shelter prices. Excluding energy and food prices, “core” inflat…


  9. Annual Inflation Accelerates on Monthly Decline

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer inflation fell by 0.1 percent over the month of March 2018 following a 0.2 percent increase in February. This is first monthly decrease since May 2017. Energy prices fell by 3 percent over the month…