Chemical Engineering magazine (0009-2460) publishes the Chemical Engineering Plant Cost Index (CEPCI), Marshall & Swift Equipment Cost Index (prior to 2013) and Current Business Indicators for the chemical industry. Search "economic indicators"
Published in Oil & Gas Journal, the monthly and quarterly "Nelson-Farrar" cost indexes cover refinery construction and operation, chemicals, labour and equipment.
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Building material prices in 20 major U.S. cities, labor cost data, various cost indexes and construction-put-in-place data and construction starts data are offered in a regular sequence.
The first weekly issue each month contains cement, concrete, asphalt and aggregate prices; week two has pipe prices; week three features lumber and drywall prices; and week four includes steel product prices, such as rebar and I-beams. The table containing cost indexes for individual cities is always published in week two. Commerce Dept. construction put-in-place figures appear in week three, and Dodge construction starts figures appear in week four.