Building Material Prices at the End of 2019

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%.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

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.

INE figures indicate that the wood for rustic pine formwork, recorded during December last year a 3% monthly variation, and the sheet type Losacero caliber 22 decreased by 3%.

In the case of the 3/8'' diameter rod, reported a monthly variation, which for the month in question was 1% and the industrial square tube of 6 meters long, its variation was -1%.

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

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The Index of Prices of Construction Materials -IPMC-, elaborated 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 that are used in the construction activity, using as base month December 2018=100.

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February 2019

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

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