PLANT ENGINEERING COST INDEX*

Change, % Current Month Year Facilities group index ago ago Clay construction products 144.6 0.1 1 Electric devices 147.9 0.2 1.5 Foundry and forge products 135.1 0 0.6 Glass 107.1 0.1 -0.9 Gypsum products 175.8 1.1 2.
By Staff August 1, 1998

Change, %

Current Month Year

Facilities group index ago ago

Clay construction products 144.6 0.1 1

Electric devices 147.9 0.2 1.5

Foundry and forge products 135.1 0 0.6

Glass 107.1 0.1 -0.9

Gypsum products 175.8 1.1 2.2

Heating equipment 153.8 0.1 1.1

Lumber 175.5 -4 -11.3

Plywood 150.5 -0.7 -7.5

Millwork 171.2 0 -0.1

Paint 155 -0.1 1.7

Copper-based alloy rod 165.4 -7.4 -18

Pipe, steel 92.7 0 0

Plumbing fixtures 175.7 -0.2 0.3

Sash, metal frame trim 161.2 0.1 0.1

Sheet metal products 142.6 0.2 0.9

Structural metal products 139.1 0.6 3

Tanks, metal 124.7 0.2 1.7

Wire, steel 108.1 -0.3 0.2

Wiring devices 155.1 0.6 0.5

Valves 158.1 0.1 1.2

Material component 149.8 -0.5 -1.5

Labor component 139 0 3.1

Facilities index 143.4 -0.2 1.1

Change, %

Current Month Year

Equipment group index ago ago

Abrasives 144 0 0.9

Bearings 161.7 0.4 1.5

Belting 149.2 1.2 2

Bolts, nuts, screws 128.5 -0.1 1.3

Hand tools, mechanical 165.2 0 1.2

Lubricants 120.3 -2.5 -6.7

Metals (steel products) 114.8 0.1 -1.3

Metals (nonferrous) 123.8 -1.7 -11.4

Metal products (miscellaneous) 126.4 -0.2 0.2

Motors 145.5 -0.1 0.5

Power transmission equipment 157.6 0.1 1.8

Precision tools 152 0 0.9

Pumps 159 -0.1 2.4

Tools, cutting 139.1 0.1 1.5

Wire and cable (nonferrous) 141.7 0.3 -5.7

Wiring devices 155.1 0.6 0.5

Valves 158 0 1.1

Material component 142 -0.1 -0.7

Labor component 158.7 -0.1 2.9

Equipment index 152.3 -0.1 1.6

Plant Engineering Cost Index 149.5 -0.2 1.4

* Base year (1982) = 100