Construction Prices at the Close of the 1st Quarter

In Costa Rica, the price indexes for buildings and social interest housing registered year-on-year variations of -0.47% and 0.31%, respectively, in the third month of the year.

Friday, April 12, 2019

From the statement of the National Institute of Statistics and Census:

The price indexes for construction base February 2012 are a set of twenty statistical indicators, which measure the variation in the prices of materials used in the construction of different types of works. They are composed of the building price index, the housing price index of social interest, and a group of eighteen price indexes of special inputs and services.

Building price index (percentage changes March 2019)
Monthly: -0.73% (March 2019)
Year-on-year: -0.47% (April 2018 to March 2019)

The level of the building price index is 109.699, whereas in the previous month it was 110.504. The elements showing the greatest negative contribution to the March 2019 monthly variation are: black iron tube and conduit PVC tube.

Social interest housing price index (percentage changes March 2019)
Monthly: -0.22% (March 2019)
Year-on-year: 0.31% (April 2018 to March 2019)

The level of the social interest housing price index is 109.182, whereas in the previous month it was 109.426. The elements showing the greatest negative contribution to the March 2019 monthly variation are: exterior and interior painting and blocks.

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Construction Prices - April 2019

May 2019

In Costa Rica, the price indexes for buildings and social housing registered -0.45% and 0.28% year-on-year variations in the fourth month of the year, respectively.

From the National Institute of Statistics and Census press release:

The price indexes for construction in February 2012 are a set of twenty statistical indicators, which measure the variation in the prices of materials used in the construction of different types of works. They are composed of the building price index, the housing price index of social interest, and a group of eighteen indexes of prices of special inputs and services.

Construction Prices at the Beginning of 2019

February 2019

In Costa Rica, the price indexes for buildings and social housing registered 2.8% and 1.9% year-on-year variations in the first month of the year, respectively.

From the statement of the National Institute of Statistics and Census:

The price indexes for construction based on February 2012 are a set of twenty statistical indicators, which measure the variation in the prices of materials used in the construction of different types of works. They are composed of the building price index, the social housing price index, and a group of eighteen price indexes for special inputs and services.

Construction Prices at the End of 2018

January 2019

In Costa Rica, the price indexes of buildings and social housing registered in December last year 4.1% and 3.9% year-on-year variations, respectively.

From the statement of the National Institute of Statistics and Census:

The price indexes for construction base February 2012 are a set of twenty statistical indicators, which measure the variation in the prices of materials used in the construction of different types of works.

Construction Prices - May 2018

June 2018

In Costa Rica, the price indices for buildings and low-income housing registered inter-annual variations of 6.7% and 5.7%, respectively, in the fifth month of the year.

From a statement issued by the National Institute of Statistics and Census:

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