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06/10/2022

Here it is: the Quikrete Industry Dashboard

The industry's statistical summary includes rising prices at the pump.
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As a nation, we are knocking on the door of a national average of $5 per gallon of gas, according to the latest tally from the American Automobile Association. 

Heading into the weekend, the average of $4.99 per gallon was up from $4.33 a month ago, and up from $3.07 at this time last year.

The latest version of the Quikrete Industry Dashboard also shows a volatile stock market. BLDR leads the way with 48.9 percent gain from a year ago,  while BECN showed the strongest month, up 2.8. percent.

Meanwhile, the latest numbers for Consumer Confidence Index and the unemployment rate were released last week.

Confidence slipped a couple of points to a reading of 106.4 (1985 =100), down from 108.6 a month ago.

Consumers, according to Lynn Franco, senior director of economic indicators at The Conference Board, “do not foresee the economy picking up steam in the months ahead. They do expect labor market conditions to remain relatively strong, which should continue to support confidence in the short run.”