Flat Glass Prices See Minor Drop, According to Latest Producer Price Index Report
December 27, 2012

by Penny Stacey, pstacey@glass.com

Flat glass prices saw a minor drop—just 0.1 percent—from October to November, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report from the U.S. Labor Department.

This follows a period of no changes from September to October, and a 0.2-percent increase from August to September.

While flat glass prices dropped, the cost of construction materials rose 0.1 percent from October November—following a 0.1-percent increase September to October and a 0.3-percent increase for August to September.

The import price for glass and glassware rose 0.2 percent from October to November, according to the November Import and Export Price Indexes. The export price for the same increased 0.1 percent from October to November.

Glass and glassware includes float glass, safety glass, lab glass and a range of other glass products, according to information from the International Price Program office in Washington, D.C.

Import/Export Price Changes for Glass and Glassware

October to November 2012

Imports

+0.2 percent

Exports

+0.1 percent

Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics



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