Prices for flat glass rose by only 0.1 percent in October, according to recent Producer Price Index (PPI) data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Flat glass has seen a 3.5 percent increase in prices since the same time last year.
The index currently sits at 132.3.
According to the BLS, the PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output. The prices included in the PPI are from the first commercial transaction for many products and some services.
Final demand prices for construction jumped 0.7 percent for the month and is up by the same amount year over year. Prices of materials and components for construction increased by 0.1 percent in October and are up 1.1 percent from October 2015.
Construction machinery and equipment prices were up 0.1 percent for the month and have increased by 0.8 percent from a year ago. Prices for structural, architectural and pre-engineered metal products were unchanged in October but have increased 1 percent over the last 12 months.
Architectural and engineering services showed a 0.5-percent increase in prices for October and a year-over-year increase of 1.7 percent.
In another report, import prices for glass and glassware were unchanged in October and are down a slight 0.1 percent from a year ago. Export prices in this category have been flat for at least the last four months but are up 0.6 percent compared to October 2015.
The overall PPI for final demand in the U.S. was unchanged in October. Final demand prices rose 0.3 percent in September and were unchanged in August. The final demand index increased 0.8 percent for the 12 months ended in October, the largest 12-month rise since advancing 0.9 percent in December 2014.
U.S. import prices advanced 0.5 percent in October after a 0.2-percent increase in September. U.S. export prices increased 0.2 percent in October following a 0.3-percent advance in September.