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Latest publication: Building cost index 2019, October

Published: 12 September 2008

Building costs rose by 4.2 per cent in twelve months

Building costs rose by 4.2 per cent from August 2007 to August 2008. Labour costs in construction went up by 4.5 per cent, prices of materials by 3.9 per cent and those of other inputs by 4.9 per cent year-on-year. This is indicated by the building cost index of Statistics Finland.

From July to August 2008, the total index of building costs rose by 0.1 per cent. The prices for labour and the prices of materials went up by 0.2 per cent. Those for other inputs went down by 0.2 per cent.

Building Cost Index (2005 = 100) and its year-on-year and month-on-month changes

Index August
2008
Change %
8/2007 - 8/2008
Change %
7/2008 - 8/2008
Building trade newbuilding      
Total index 115.2 4.2 0.1
    Labour 110.7 4.5 0.2
    Materials 117.4 3.9 0.2
    Other inputs 116.9 4.9 -0.2
       
By type of building      
Newbuilding      
    Blocks of flats 115.2 4.1 0.1
    Detached residential houses 115.0 3.2 0.0
    Office and commercial buildings 114.7 4.6 0.2
    Industrial and warehouse buildings 115.4 4.6 0.1
    Agricultural production buildings 120.3 2.9 -0.3

Source: Building cost index 2008, August. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Sinikka Kanerva +358 9 1734 2231, rakennus.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ms Hannele Orjala

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Last updated 12.9.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building cost index [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5841. August 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rki/2008/08/rki_2008_08_2008-09-12_tie_001_en.html