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Commercial Product Bulletin

1st Quarter 2021

Overview

Commercial Bulletin Highlights

CoreLogic® monitors a wide variety of construction materials for the commercial and agricultural building industry. A few of this quarter’s highlights are:
  • In Q4 2020, the average for U.S. building materials increased by 6.8%. For labor, the average wage rate increased by 1.4%, based on construction trade contracts that were renewed during the quarter.
  • The average change for Canadian building materials increased by 6.9% over the quarter, for labor, the average wage rate increased by 0.5%, based on construction trade contracts that were renewed during the quarter.
CoreLogic® monitors a wide variety of construction materials. A snapshot of some of the most common material elements is listed below::
  United States Canada
  Quarter Year Quarter Year
Aluminum Conduit 2.0% 2.7% 0.6% 2.6%
Asphalt Shingles 0.8% 2.2% 0.4% 2.5%
Concrete Block 0.7% 2.9% 1.1% 2.3%
Drywall 0.7% 0.1% 0.4% 1.1%
Felt Paper 0.4% 1.0% 0.5% 4.0%
Galvanized Pipe 0.3% 1.9% 1.7% 6.4%
Lumber 31.5% 39.8% 48.4% 52.0%
Plywood 24.5% 25.5% 20.7% 17.3%
Ready Mix 1.7% 3.6% 2.5% 6.4%
Rebar 0.1% 1.3% -0.5% -2.0%
Steel Deck 0.8% 1.9% 1.4% 5.0%
Steel Stud 0.8% 2.3% 0.8% 3.6%
Structural Steel 0.3% -1.0% 0.2% 1.7%
1/2″ Copper Pipe 0.3% -0.7% 0.5% 4.2%

National Average

Building Construction Index Q4 2020

National Average Commercial Agricultural
United States 3.2% 3.3%
Canada 2.9% 2.8%
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United States

U.S. Regional Weighted Commercial Cost Changes

In Q4 2020, the average for U.S. building materials increased by 6.8%, For labor, the average wage rate increased by 1.4%, based on construction trade contracts that were renewed during the quarter. CoreLogic monitors a wide variety of construction materials for the commercial and agricultural building industry. A snapshot of some of the most common material elements is listed below:
US Quarterly Material Cost Changes
4Q18 1Q19 2Q19 3Q19 4Q19 1Q20 2Q20 3Q20 4Q20
Aluminum Conduit 1.0 1.7 1.4 0.1 0.6 0.6 1.0 -1.0 2.0
Concrete Block 0.2 0.8 1.1 0.4 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.7
Drywall 1.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.7 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.7
Galvanized Pipe 1.9 1.9 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.3
Ready Mix 0.1 0.3 1.6 1.5 0.9 0.7 1.0 0.2 1.7
Rebar 1.4 0.6 -0.4 0.5 -0.1 0.8 -0.1 0.4 0.1
Steel Deck 1.7 1.0 0.5 -0.3 0.0 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.8
Steel Stud 2.4 1.0 -0.6 0.1 1.5 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.8
Structural Steel 1.1 -0.1 -0.5 -1.3 -0.8 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1 0.3
½” Cooper Pipe -1.1 -1.0 0.1 -0.3 -1.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3 0.3

U.S. State by State

Building Construction Index Q4 2020

The table below provides a state by state snapshot of the changes in reconstruction costs for commercial and agricultural buildings.
State Commercial Agricultural
Alabama 2.84% 2.71%
Arizona 4.56% 5.18%
Arkansas 4.64% 5.28%
California 3.28% 3.34%
Colorado 2.87% 2.82%
Connecticut 3.57% 3.45%
Delaware 3.82% 3.30%
District Of Columbia 5.88% 4.80%
Florida 2.43% 2.19%
Georgia 4.27% 4.03%
Idaho 3.01% 3.33%
Illinois 3.19% 3.09%
Indiana 2.92% 3.00%
Iowa 4.05% 3.84%
Kansas 2.80% 3.33%
Kentucky 2.89% 3.01%
Louisiana 3.88% 4.53%
Maine 3.02% 2.96%
Maryland 3.16% 2.93%
Massachusetts 2.83% 2.89%
Michigan 3.52% 3.32%
Minnesota 4.23% 4.49%
Mississippi 3.76% 4.10%
Missouri 2.66% 2.66%
Montana 2.59% 3.06%
Nebraska 3.55% 3.91%
Nevada 2.04% 1.92%
New Hampshire 2.77% 2.90%
New Jersey 1.72% 2.00%
New Mexico 1.92% 2.22%
New York 3.32% 3.14%
North Carolina 2.33% 2.20%
North Dakota 2.23% 2.09%
Ohio 3.16% 3.06%
Oklahoma 3.66% 4.20%
Oregon 3.37% 3.80%
Pennsylvania 3.74% 3.30%
Rhode Island 0.63% 1.10%
South Carolina 2.52% 2.48%
South Dakota 3.94% 2.95%
Tennessee 4.82% 4.72%
Texas 2.65% 2.67%
Utah 4.42% 6.00%
Vermont 3.09% 3.20%
Virginia 2.46% 2.37%
Washington 2.58% 2.52%
West Virginia 3.26% 3.44%
Wisconsin 4.32% 3.91%
Wyoming 5.36% 5.34%
Alaska 1.86% 1.93%
Hawaii 0.85% 0.80%
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Canada

Canada Regional Weighted Commercial Cost Changes

The average change for Canadian building materials increased by 6.9% over the quarter, for labor, the average wage rate increased by 0.5%, based on construction trade contracts that were renewed during the quarter.

Canada Quarterly Material Cost Changes
4Q18 1Q19 2Q19 3Q19 4Q19 1Q20 2Q20 3Q20 4Q20
Aluminum Conduit -0.5 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.5 0.8 1.1 0.1 0.6
Concrete Block 0.7 0.3 2.1 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.1 1.1
Drywall 1.1 2.1 2.0 1.2 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.4
Galvanized Pipe -0.3 0.5 1.9 1.2 1.9 1.6 1.6 1.3 1.7
Ready Mix -0.1 0.7 2.4 0.8 1.1 0.0 2.2 1.5 2.5
Rebar 1.2 0.1 -0.7 -1.6 -1.6 -0.6 -1.1 0.2 -0.5
Steel Deck 0.3 0.1 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.7 0.8 1.1 1.4
Steel Stud 2.0 2.4 2.0 1.1 0.7 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.8
Structural Steel 0.9 0.8 -0.6 0.8 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.2
½” Cooper Pipe 0.0 1.8 2.2 0.4 1.0 1.8 1.5 0.4 0.5

Canada Province by Province

Building Construction Index Q4 2020

The table below provide a province by province snapshot of the changes in reconstruction costs for commercial and agricultural buildings.

Province Commercial Agriculture
Alberta 2.60% 2.33%
British Columbia 3.12% 3.01%
Manitoba 1.74% 1.56%
New Brunswick 0.40% 0.21%
Nova Scotia 5.91% 6.25%
Ontario 2.38% 2.27%
Quebec 2.94% 2.71%
Saskatchewan 3.45% 3.62%
Newfoundland & Labrador 4.90% 4.69%
Prince Edward Island 0.65% 0.98%
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