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2017 CEPCI Updates: September (prelim.) and August (final)

By Scott Jenkins |

The preliminary value for the September CE Plant Cost Index (CEPCI; most recent available) increased compared to the previous month’s value for the fourth consecutive month. The Equipment, Construction Labor and Buildings subindices all increased in September from August values. The September value for the Engineering and Supervision subindex saw a small decline. The preliminary overall monthly CEPCI value for September 2017 stands at 5.75% higher than the corresponding value from September 2016. Meanwhile, the latest Current Business Indicators (CBI) showed an increase in the CPI output index for October, and an increase for the CPI value of output for September.

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