PLANT ENGINEERING COST INDEX*

Change, % Current Month Year Facilities group index ago ago Clay construction products 145.3 0.3 1.0 Electric devices 147.9 0.0 1.5 Foundry and forge products 135.1 -0.1 0.7 Glass 105.9 -1.9 -2.4 Gypsum products 178.1 -1.0 5.
By Staff October 1, 1998

Change, %

Current Month Year

Facilities group index ago ago

Clay construction products 145.3 0.3 1.0

Electric devices 147.9 0.0 1.5

Foundry and forge products 135.1 -0.1 0.7

Glass 105.9 -1.9 -2.4

Gypsum products 178.1 -1.0 5.4

Heating equipment 153.2 0.0 0.3

Lumber 180.1 0.9 -8.5

Plywood 166.9 6.3 3.2

Millwork 170.8 -0.1 -0.4

Paint 155.2 -0.1 1.8

Copper-based alloy rod 163.8 -0.1 -18.9

Pipe, steel 109.2 0.0 2.2

Plumbing fixtures 175.1 -0.2 0.1

Sash, metal frame trim 161.3 -0.2 -0.2

Sheet metal products 142.5 0.0 1.1

Tanks, metal 124.2 -0.5 1.0

Wire, steel 107.8 -0.3 -0.6

Wiring devices 154.6 -0.2 0.1

Valves 158.1 0.0 1.1

Material component 149.9 -0.2 -1.4

Labor component 139.7 0.5 3.1

Facilities index 143.6 0.1 0.9

Change, %

Current Month Year

Equipment group index ago ago

Abrasives 143.3 -0.5 0.1

Bearings 165.4 0.1 1.0

Belting 148.3 0.0 1.4

Bolts, nuts, and screws 128.7 0.1 1.1

Hand tools, mechanical 165.0 -0.1 1.0

Lubricants 129.7 1.3 0.9

Metals (steel products) 114.6 -0.3 -1.7

Metals (nonferrous) 120.6 -0.4 -12.2

Metal products (miscellaneous) 126.3 -0.1 0.0

Motors 145.2 0.0 0.3

Power transmission equipment 157.5 0.0 1.8

Precision tools 152.1 0.1 0.8

Pumps 159.1 0.1 2.4

Tools, cutting 139.7 0.2 1.7

Wire and cable (nonferrous) 140.7 -0.5 -5.2

Wiring devices 154.6 -0.2 0.1

Valves 158.1 0.0 1.1

Material component 142.6 -0.1 -0.2

Labor component 159.3 0.4 3.0

Equipment index 152.8 0.1 1.5

Plant Engineering Cost Index 149.9 0.1 1.3

* Base Year: 1982=100