Flat Glass Manufacturing Producer Price Index Shows Decrease in BLS' April Report
May 26, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its producer price index (ppi) for April. 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; the ppi measures price change from the perspective of the seller.

Index
Percent Change to Apr. 2010 from:
Dec. 2009
Mar. 2010
Apr. 2010
Apr. 2009
Mar. 2010
Flat glass manufacturing
93.2
94.1
89.1
-7.5
-5.3
Flat glass manufacturing - primary products
92.8
93.9
88.7
-7.7
-5.5
Flat glass (float, sheet and plate) made by flat glass producers
98.8
100.2
92.9
-11.0
-7.3
Mirrors (decorated and undecorated) made from purchased glass
156.7
156.0
157.0
-0.4
0.6
Aluminum extruded product manufacturing
168.1
170.9
174.7
13.4
2.2
Metal window and door manufacturing
198.7
198.6
199.0
-1.2
0.2
Metal molding and trim and storefronts
352.0
359.4
359.6
3.0
0.1
New nonresidential building construction (commodity and service groupings and individual items)
97.6
97.7
97.9
-
- 0.2
Nonresidential buildings (material and supply inputs)
182.6
186.7
188.5
5.1
1.0
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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