Flat Glass Prices Rise .5 Percent, According to Latest Producer Price Index Report
August 14, 2012

by Penny Stacey, pstacey@glass.com

Import/Export Price Changes for Glass and Glassware
July 2011 to July 2012
June to July 2012
Imports
+2.9 percent
+0.2 percent
Exports
-0.5 percent
-0.1 percent
Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics

Flat glass prices rose .5 percent from June to July, according to the monthly Producer Price Index Report issued today by the U.S. Labor Department.

This is the largest increase seen in several months, as flat glass prices rose just 0.1 percent from May to June and had remained stagnant for April to May.

While flat glass prices rose, the cost of construction materials dropped 0.1 percent from June to July—following no changes from May to June and a 0.1 percent increase from April to May.

The import price for glass and glassware rose 0.2 percent from June to July, and was up 2.9 percent over July 2011, according to the July Import and Export Price Indexes. The export price for the same dropped 0.1 percent from June to July, and was down 0.5 percent from July 2011.

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.

The latest pricing reports follow several reported price increases in the industry from both manufacturers and fabricators.

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