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18-06-2021 13:27

Price Index of Construction Materials: May 2021

The Price Index of Construction Materials for May 2021 reached 108,62 units (base year 2015=100), recording an increase of 2,18% compared to the previous month.

Compared to the same month of the previous year, the index recorded an increase of 7,71%. By main commodity category, increases were recorded in metallic products (17,22%), products of wood, insulation materials, chemicals and plastics (6,08%), electromechanical products (3,51%), minerals (2,35%) and mineral products (1,43%).

 

 

Table

 

Code

Commodity category

Index

May 2021

(2015=100)

PercentageChange

 (%)

May 21 /

Apr 21

May 21 /

May 20

Jan-May 21 / Jan-May 20

1

Minerals

100,67

0,00

2,35

1,27

11

Mineral aggregates

98,38

0,00

0,95

0,39

12

Cements

102,41

0,00

4,11

1,81

13

Stones

100,33

0,00

1,29

1,29

2

Mineral products

99,89

-0,01

1,43

0,77

21

Cement products

99,55

-0,02

1,12

0,62

22

Ceramics

100,99

0,00

2,40

1,24

3

Products of wood, insulation materials, chemicals and plastics 

106,96

3,20

6,08

2,59

31

Products of wood

107,41

3,97

6,74

2,76

32

Insulation materials

95,31

1,33

3,76

2,07

33

Chemical products

104,23

0,72

-0,92

-1,08

34

Plastic products

114,54

3,71

11,53

5,68

4

Metallic products

122,84

3,61

17,22

12,11

41

Iron and steel products

133,45

5,76

27,92

19,81

42

Products from aluminium and other metals

109,11

0,37

3,53

2,22

5

Electromechanical products

101,56

2,34

3,51

1,42

51

Electrical fixtures

108,77

0,33

6,50

4,60

52

Heating and cooling equipment

87,55

0,25

-4,57

-3,45

53

Other electromechanical products

106,09

5,72

6,59

1,98

 

General Index

108,62

2,18

7,71

4,78

 

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 visit the Statistical Service (CYSTAT) website, subtheme Construction or contact Ms Evi Kalogirou Demetriou at tel:+357 22 602168 or fax:+357 22 605026 or email: ekalogirou@cystat.mof.gov.cy.

(NG/SCH)