Construction Prices up to November 2019

In Costa Rica, the price indexes of buildings and social interest housing registered in the tenth month of the year -0.58% and -0.63%, respectively.

Friday, December 13, 2019

From the National Institute of Statistics and Census statement:

The price indexes of 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 indexes of prices of special inputs and services.

Building price index (percentage changes November 2019)
Monthly: -0.99% (November 2019)
Year-on-year: -0.58% (December 2018 to November 2019)

The level of the building price index is 109.376, compared to 110.474 in the previous month. The elements that show a greater negative contribution in the monthly variation of November 2019 are: durock and equipment.

Social interest housing price index (percentage changes November 2019)
Monthly: -0.22% (November 2019)
Year-on-year: -0.63% (December 2018 to November 2019)

The level of the social interest housing price index is 108.789, whereas in the previous month it was 109.032. The elements that show a greater negative contribution in the monthly variation of November 2019 are: painting for exteriors and interiors, and electrical installation.

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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.

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