Quikrete Industry Dashboard: Eyes on gas

An eye-popping surge in the national average price for a gallon of regular.
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You’ve seen price increases at the pump. Here they are on the Quikrete Industry Dashboard.

The American Automobile Association reported a big increase in the national average for a gallon of regular: $4.33. That’s up 24% from a month ago, and up 53% from last year.

As recently reported, the construction industry added 60,000 jobs in February, with about 75 percent of those gains occurring in specialty trade contractors. Employment in the retail trade rose by 37,000 in February, with significant monthly gains in building material and garden supply stores (up 12,000)

Stock prices continue their volatile trajectories. BLDR is setting the pace, up 58.7% over the last 12 months, and up 8.2% for the month. Click here for the latest stock prices.

Coming soon: Monthly retail sales (NACIS 444) will be released March 16, followed by residential construction on March 17 and existing home sales on March 18.