January 2009 Price List Update Now Available

 — January 1, 2009 — 

The January 2009 price list updates for more than 460 regions in the United States and Canada are now available for download.

A summary of the price changes in this update are as follows: (National Average changes, which have been reported since the 4th Qtr 2008 price list publication):

  USA Canada
Basket of Goods Labor and Material -1.0% -0.5%
Billable Labor Rates -0.2% -0.2%
25 yr Shingle Labor and Material 1.8% 0.4%
25 yr Shingle Material Only -1.2% 0.1%
Lumber Material Only -4.0% 0.8%

The pricing research for the Jan 2009 publication shows a slight downward trend in many areas with the main drivers being the recent changes in the economy as well as the drastic reduction in fuel costs.

It is important to remember that Xactware's published pricing information is based upon recently completed surveys and estimate transactions.

Xactware makes every effort to ensure that the pricing information contained in this update is representative of market costs at the time of publication. As actual market prices can vary and change rapidly, and as many factors can impact the cost of a project (including but not limited to labor, equipment, and material costs, as well as the rates and application of sales tax), we strongly recommend that all customers monitor their local market for any such changes and adjust their estimate pricing as they determine appropriate.

Please report any price changes to Xactware as soon as possible. We will, in turn, adjust any information that can be independently verified for inclusion in future price list publications. You can submit pricing feedback from within Xactimate, and online at: https://www.xactanalysis.com/. You can also send emails directly to Xactware's Pricing Team at pricing@xactware.com.

Gasoline prices have declined significantly from the 4th Qtr 2008 publication to the Jan 2009 publication

Nationally gasoline prices have dropped 56.4% in the USA and 36.8% in Canada since the 4th Qtr 2008 (Oct) publication.

For details, see the Dept of Energy website at:http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/wrgp/mogas_history.html

Comparative prices (National averages) from September 29/30 to the date of this message are as follows:

  USA   *Canada
  Sep 29 Dec 29   Sep 30 Dec 23
Gasoline National Average $3.644 $1.59   $1.185 $0.749

* Canadian prices are per liter

Naming convention for this update
Price lists have historically included a date indicator in the name which included a single digit representing the year, followed by the letter A, B, C, or D representing the appropriate quarter. Beginning in January 2009, as price lists will be published on a monthly basis, the date indicator that Xactware will use in all price lists will represent the month and year in the following format: _JAN09.

Customers can view specific changes to the price lists by logging in to the eService Center. XactAnalysis customers can view specific changes to the price lists by viewing the Quarterly Price List Changes report in the Industry Trend Reports section. This same report can be found in the Featured Highlights section of the eService Center after January 5, 2009.

To download a price list in Xactimate:
To use this method, you must be a registered XactNet user.

  • From the Control Center tab click Services in the menu bar, select Request Price List from XactNet, and then click Xactware Price List.
  • From the Request Price List window, enter the country, state/province, and city for the price list you would like to download. If you would like to receive the Zip/Postal code table that goes with the requested price list, then check this box as well.
  • After making your selections, click the Download Now button.
  • A window appears advising you that the price lists have been downloaded and are now available to use in Xactimate. Click OK.