Costa Rica: Construction Prices - September 2017

The price indices for buildings and social interest housing recorded YoY variations of 7.21% and 4.68%, respectively, in the ninth month of the year.

Friday, October 13, 2017

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

Price indices for construction based on February 2012 are a set of twenty statistical indicators, which measure the change in prices of materials used in the construction of different kinds of works. They are composed of the buildings price index, the social housing price index, and a group of nineteen price indices for raw materials and special services.

In September 2017, the variations of each of these price indices were:

Buildings price index (percentage changes September 2017)  
Monthly: 0.79% (September 2017) 
Interannual: 7.21% (October 2016 to September 2017) 

The level of the building price index is 105,084, while in the previous month it was 104,256. The elements that showed the greatest positive contribution to the monthly variation of September 2017 were: copper wire and PVC conduit.

Social housing price index (percentage changes September 2017) 
Monthly: 1.02% (September 2017) 
Interannual: 4.68% (October 2016 to September 2017) 

The level of the index for prices of social interest housing is 104,823, compared to the previous month when it was 103,765. The elements that showed the greatest positive contribution to the monthly variation of September of 2017 were: HG covers and electrical installation.

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