Construction Prices at the End of 2019

In Costa Rica, the price indexes of buildings and social interest housing registered in December of last year, year-on-year variations of -1.03% and -0.53%, respectively.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

From the National Institute of Statistics and Census statement:

The construction price indexes 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 interest housing price index, and a group of eighteen input and special services price indexes.

Building price index (percentage change December 2019)
Monthly: -0.06% (December 2019)
Year-on-year: -1.03% (January 2019 to December 2019)

The level of the building price index is 109,310, while in the previous month it was 109,376. The elements that show a greater negative contribution in the monthly variation of December 2019 are: PVC pressure pipe and grade 60 rod.

Social housing price index (percentage variations December 2019)
Monthly: -0.08% (December 2019)
Year-on-year: -0.53% (January 2019 to December 2019)

The level of the social housing price index is 108,703, while in the previous month it was 108,789. The elements that show a greater negative contribution in the monthly variation of December 2019 are: rod #4 grade 40 and frames and beams.

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From the National Institute of Statistics and Census statement:

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From the National Statistics and Census Institute statement:

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June 2019

In Costa Rica, the price indexes for buildings and social housing registered year-on-year variations of -0.5% and -0.05%, respectively, in the fifth month of the year.

From the National Institute of Statistics and Census statement:

The price indexes for February 2012 construction base 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.

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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.

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