Panama: Construction Material Prices

In the eleventh month of the year, the unit of the polarized box outlet in the country grew 5% compared to November 2018, and the foot of stranded electric cable No. 12 did not register variation.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The average from January to November 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, showed increases in the Indexes of the current collector unit for polarized box in 10.6%, the foot of Zinc N°26 galvanized corrugated in 2.2%, the yard of Stone N°4 in 2.1%, and the yard of Sand in 1.8%, informed the General Comptroller of the Republic.

The report adds that "... Likewise, the IP of the foot of the Carriola N°4 increased by 1.2% and the one hundredth of a block of clay by 0.2%. On the other hand, the IP of the foot of Stranded Electric Cable N°12 decreased by 5.7%, of the 30-foot section of the "½" steel rod by 3.7%, of the 10-foot section of the PVC plastic pipe by 2.5% and of the 94-pound bag of gray cement by 2.1%. Also, the IP of the hundredth of Cement Block No. 4 and the cubic meter of ready-mixed Concrete both were reduced by 1.7%; however, the foot of the unbrushed espave wood did not show any variation.

In November 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, the IP that showed increases were: the unit of the current collector for polarized box in 5.0%, the yard of Arena in 2.6% and the yard of Stone No. 4 in 2.5%. Also, they increased the foot of the unbrushed espave Wood by 2.0% and the one hundredth of Clay Block N°4 by 1.2%. On the other hand, the IP of the 30-foot section of the "½" steel rod decreased by 11.2%, and that of the foot of the "Carriola N°4" by 6.9%.

In a similar condition, the IP of the 94-pound bag of gray cement decreased by 3.0%, the 10-foot stretch of PVC plastic pipe and the cubic meter of ready-mixed concrete, both by 2.4%. Likewise, the IP of the hundredth of Cement Block N°4 and the foot of Zinc N°26 galvanized corrugated, both in 1.6%, decreased. The IP of the foot of Electric Cable stranded N°12 did not present variation.
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Construction Materials: Prices up to October 2019

November 2019

In the tenth month of the year, the unit of the polarized box outlet in Panama grew 8% over October 2018, and the foot of stranded electric cable No. 12 decreased 6%.

From the report of the General Comptroller of the Republic:

The average from January to October 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, showed increases in the Price Indices (IP) of the current collector unit for polarized box in 11.2%, the foot of Zinc N°26 galvanized corrugated in 2.7%, the foot of Carriola N°4 and the yard of Stone N°4, both in 2.1%. Likewise, the IP of the Sand yard increased by 1.7% and the IP of the clay block by 0.1%. In contrast, the IP of the foot of Stranded Electric Cable N°12 decreased by 6.2%, of the 30-foot section of the "½" steel rod by 3.0%, of the 10-foot section of the PVC plastic pipe by 2.5% and of the 94-pound bag of gray cement by 2.0%. In addition, the IP of the hundredth cement block N°4 was reduced by 1.7%, the cubic meter of ready-mixed concrete by 1.6% and the foot of unbrushed spaced wood by 0.2%.

Construction Materials: Prices up to September 2019

October 2019

In the ninth month of the year, the polarized box outlet unit in Panama grew 12% from September 2018, and the stranded No. 12 power cable foot decreased 6%.

From the General Comptroller's Office report:

The average from January to September 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, showed increases in the Indexes of the unit of the current collector for polarized box in 11.6%, of the foot of the Carriola N°4 and of the Zinc N°26 corrugated galvanized, both in 3.1%.

Construction: Prices up to January 2019

February 2019

In the first month of the year, the price of the polarized socket in Panama increased 11% compared to January 2018, and in the case of the stranded electric cable foot decreased 6%.

In January 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, among the price indexes of construction materials that showed increases were: The Zinc foot No.

Construction Materials: Prices up to October 2018

November 2018

From January to October 2018 in Panama, the price of the 30-foot stretch of steel rod increased 14%, and the unit of the polarized socket increased 5%.

The average accumulated behavior from January to October 2018, with respect to the same period in 2017, showed increases in the Price Indexes (IP) of the 30-foot section of the steel rod of ½" by 13.8%, the unit of the current collector for polarized socket by 4.9%, and the foot of Stranded electric cable N°12 by 4.6%. On the other hand, the IP of the 10-foot section of the PVC plastic pipe decreased by 3.9%, the foot of Carriola N°4 by 3.7%, the one of the yard of Sand by 2.7% and the one hundred of Cement Block N°4 by 2.6%, reported the General Comptroller.

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