US: Producer Price Index Report shows flat glass prices up

According to the most recent Producer Price Index Report (PP) from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), flat glass prices in the US saw a slight increase from December to January.

Flat glass prices increased slightly by 0.4% from December to January, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PP) from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The index was listed at 115.7 for January 2013, compared to 115.2 in December 2012. The latest report follows several recent drops, including a 0.7% decrease from November to December and a 0.1% drop from October to November.
Meanwhile, the price of construction materials also is on the rise – up 0.5% from December to January, according to the report. The index was listed at 220.0 for December and 221.2 for January. This rise follows a 0.3% increase from November to December and a 0.1% increase from October to November.
The PPI echoes the latest import report from the BLS, which showed a 0.7% rise in import prices for glass and glassware from December to January, along with reported increases from glass suppliers.
The PPI is a family of indexes that measure the average change over time in the prices received by domestic producers of goods and services, according to the BLS.