Japanese mills are looking for a cost increase
of US $30 per tonne on wire rod.
in average facility from 2006 level: 8%.
In its May 2004 report on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005, the House Armed Services Committee directed the Secretary of Defense to reevaluate DOD's proposed cost estimate, quantify the risk or likelihood of achieving its goals within the 13 percent projected cost increase
, and develop a range of possible cost increases
associated with the risk.
The nation's small and mid-sized employers cut benefits in their health plans in 2003, holding the cost increase
8% in 2000 and accounted for one-quarter of the overall cost increase
in 2000, compared with one-third in 1999.
companies saw the lowest health care cost increase
in eight years, but the overall rate of the increase continues to be a major concern for employers and employees as it outpaces inflation and salary increases, according to Hewitt Associates, a global human resources services company.
Members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are fuming over a proposed multimillion-dollar cost increase
for a computer system to run the county's welfare programs.
The district would be responsible for any cost increase
, as it is for construction cost increases
not related to the team's scope changes or items for which the contractor is responsible.
at dental plans with reasonable and customary payment systems could rise about 6 percent, down from 6.
Flexographic printing plates, inks, substrates and other raw materials continue to be subject to significant cost increases
due to the rising price of oil based feedstocks, energy, freight costs, as well as the recent tight supply of thermoplastic elastomers--a key raw material in the manufacture of flexographic printing plates.
has announced that it will be increasing prices across many of its product lines in April because of "continuing unprecedented commodity cost increases
Generally, the East coast and West coast, plus Chicago, are experiencing 8 to 10% cost increases
due to the high levels of construction activity in those markets.