Does the cost of a cubic yard of concrete vary much from year to year?


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From 1982 to 2015, the cost of concrete rose fairly slowly during most years. The price of concrete varies based on demand; during the recession that began in 2008, for example, the cost of concrete dropped before rising as the recession ended.

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The price of concrete also varies predictably during the year. During warmer months, the cost of concrete increases, while it drops during winter months. This phenomenon is partially due to demand in areas where cold conditions make construction more difficult. Minneapolis and other cold parts of the Midwest, for example, have a construction season, which starts when warmer temperatures spur governments and companies to begin or resume construction projects.

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