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Price Index of Construction Materials: March 2021

Annual Change +4,38%  

The Price Index of Construction Materials for March 2021 reached 105,36 units (base year 2015=100), recording an increase of 0,71% compared to the previous month.

Compared to the same month of the previous year, the index recorded an increase of 4,38%. By main commodity category, increases were recorded in metallic products (11,54%), products of wood, insulation materials, chemicals and plastics (1,72%), minerals (1,38%), mineral products (0,98%) and electromechanical products (0,72%).

 

Table

 

Code

Commodity category

Index

March 2021

(2015=100)

PercentageChange

 (%)

Mar 21 /

Feb 21

Mar 21 /

Mar 20

Jan-Mar 21 / Jan-Mar 20

1

Minerals

100,58

0,51

1,38

0,80

11

Mineral aggregates

97,99

0,00

0,33

0,10

12

Cements

102,44

1,25

2,10

0,84

13

Stones

100,33

0,00

1,29

1,29

2

Mineral products

99,84

0,75

0,98

0,45

21

Cement products

99,49

0,11

0,54

0,44

22

Ceramics

100,99

2,83

2,40

0,46

3

Products of wood, insulation materials, chemicals and plastics 

101,82

0,84

1,72

7,09

31

Products of wood

100,08

0,35

0,99

0,91

32

Insulation materials

94,06

1,48

2,39

1,40

33

Chemical products

104,86

0,00

-0,80

-0,80

34

Plastic products

109,53

2,83

6,13

3,30

4

Metallic products

117,17

0,68

11,54

10,21

41

Iron and steel products

124,44

0,72

18,74

17,02

42

Products from aluminium and other metals

107,75

0,62

2,28

1,46

5

Electromechanical products

98,82

0,70

0,72

0,81

51

Electrical fixtures

107,50

1,69

4,49

3,72

52

Heating and cooling equipment

87,34

0,00

-4,30

-2,79

53

Other electromechanical products

100,03

0,23

0,85

0,70

 

General Index

105,36

0,71

4,38

3,64

METHODOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Definitions

The Price Index of Construction Materials shows the evolution of the cost of construction materials incurred by the contractor.

Collection of data

Prices of materials used in construction are collected on a monthly basis based on a sample of products and suppliers. The reference date for the prices collected is the 15th each month. Prices are valued excluding VAT. The data collection is carried out by telephone, fax or e-mail. Prices of materials are based on actual prices rather than list prices.

Compilation method

The price indices are based on the year 2015, meaning that they show the evolution of the price of a certain material in relation to its average price in 2015. In the base year, the average of the price indices for the twelve months is 100. For example, a price index of 101,57 for a material in a certain month implies that the price has gone up by 1,57% in relation to its average price of 2015.

The aggregated price index of materials is a weighted average of the price indices of the various materials in the sample. The weights used reflect the share of each material to the total expenditure for construction materials incurred by the contractors and are derived from the value of imports and local production for that material in the base year (2015).

The index disseminated on the web site of the Statistical Service covers all types of construction works, whereas the index transmitted to and published by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) in accordance to the provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics, is limited to new residential buildings, excluding residencies for communities.

For more information:

Statistical Service (CYSTAT) Website, subtheme Construction

Contact
Evi Kalogirou Demetriou

Tel:+357 22 602168

Fax:+357 22 605026

Email: ekalogirou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

 

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