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Sharp Rise in Gypsum Prices Likely in New Year

Gypsum production is heavily dependent on construction industries. Approximately 90% of gypsum is used in the manufacture of wallboard for residential and non-residential building applications. A further 5% is used as an additive in cement production. The steep decline in the residential and non-residential building sectors over the past five years has greatly affected gypsum demand. Consumption of gypsum fell… Read More ›

Producer Price Index Returns to Upward Growth Path

Producer prices resumed their upward growth path in July. Although there was a further decline in energy prices, it was not enough to offset rising food and core producer prices. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the PPI for finished goods increased 0.2% (SA) on a month-to-month basis in July, with the food index rising 0.6% and the core… Read More ›