Construction Prices up to October 2019

In Costa Rica, in the tenth month of the year, the price indexes for buildings and social housing registered year on year variations of 1.62% and 1.07%, respectively.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

From the National Institute of Statistics and Census statement:

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 indices of prices of special inputs and services.

Building price index (percentage changes October 2019)
Monthly: -0.12% (October 2019)
Year-on-year: 0.60% (November 2018 to October 2019)

The level of the building price index is 110.474, compared to 110.603 in the previous month. The elements showing the greatest negative contribution to the October 2019 monthly variation are: PVC pressure pipe and kitchen and bathroom furniture.

Social interest housing price index (percentage changes October 2019)
Monthly: 0.06% (October 2019)
Year-on-year: 1.07% (November 2018 to October 2019)

The level of the social interest housing price index is 109.032, whereas in the previous month it was 109.093. The elements showing the greatest negative contribution to the October 2019 monthly variation are: frames and beams and house template.

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