Construction Prices up to February 2020

In Costa Rica, the price indexes of buildings and social housing registered in the second month of the year, year-on-year variations of -0.90% and -0.89%, respectively.

Friday, March 13, 2020

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

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 February 2020)
Monthly: 0.07% (February 2020)
Year-on-year: -0.90% (March 2019 to February 2020)

The level of the building price index is 109,511, while in the previous month it was 109,437. The elements that show a greater positive contribution in the monthly variation of February 2020 are: durock and galvanized iron sheet.

Social housing price index (percentage change February 2020)
Monthly: -0.25% (February 2020)
Year-on-year: -0.89% (March 2019 to February 2020)

The level of the social housing price index is 108,454, while in the previous month it was 108,729. The elements that show a greater negative contribution in the monthly variation of February 2020 are: rod #4 grade 40 and blocks.

See full report (in Spanish).



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In Costa Rica, the price indexes of buildings and social housing registered in the seventh month of the year, year-on-year variations of -1.07% and -0.81%, respectively.

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

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. These are composed of the building price index, the social interest housing price index, and a group of eighteen input and special services price indexes.

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February 2020

In Costa Rica, the building and social housing price indexes recorded year-on-year changes of -0.87% and -0.48%, respectively, in January of this year.

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

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.

Construction Prices at the End of 2019

January 2020

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.

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.

Construction Prices - May 2019

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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