Building Material Prices at the Beginning of 2020

In Guatemala, between January 2019 and the same month of this year the price of the white porcelain sink with accessories rose 5%, and the 3/8" diameter and 20" long rod was reduced 6%.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Price Index of Construction Materials -IPMC-, carried out by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), measures the price variations of the eighty-nine (89) materials and services that make up the representative basket of inputs used in the construction activity, using December 2018=100 as the base month.

INE figures indicate that the wood for rustic pine formwork, recorded during January this year a monthly variation of 3%, and the sheet type losacero caliber 22 increased by 1%.

In the case of electro-welded mesh reported a monthly variation, which for the month in question was 2% and the LED tube strip lamp, its variation was -2%.

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Building Material Prices up to February 2020

March 2020

In Guatemala, between January and February of this year, the price of 22-gauge steel sheet fell 2%, and the price of rustic pine formwork wood increased 2%.

The Price Index of Construction Materials -IPMC-, prepared by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), measures the price variations of the eighty-nine (89) materials and services that make up the representative basket of inputs used in the construction activity, using December 2018=100 as the base month.

Building Material Prices at the End of 2019

January 2020

In Guatemala, between January and December of last year the price of 16 gauge steel wire rose 16%, and that of structural galvanized steel sheet, die-cut, 26 gauge, was reduced by 5%.

The Price Index of Construction Materials -IPMC-, prepared by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), measures the variations of the prices of the eighty-nine (89) materials and services that integrate the representative basket of inputs used in the construction activity, using as base month December 2018=100.

Building Materials Prices up to November 2019

January 2020

In Guatemala, between January and November of last year, the price of 3/8" diameter, corrugated, legitimate iron rod fell 9%, and that of structural galvanized steel sheet, die-cut, 26 gauge, fell 5%.

The Price Index of Construction Materials -IPMC-, prepared by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), measures the price variations of the eighty-nine (89) materials and services that make up the representative basket of inputs used in the construction activity, using December 2018=100 as the base month.

Construction Materials: Prices up to March 2019

April 2019

During the first quarter of the year, the price of 16-gauge steel wire increased 10% with respect to the previous year, and in the case of tubular brick, it decreased 3%.

The Price Index of Construction Materials -IPMC-, compiled by the National Statistics Institute (INE), measures the variations of the prices of the eighty-nine (89) materials and services that make up the representative basket of inputs used in construction activity, using December 2018 = 100.0 as the base month.

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