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Latest publication: Building cost index 2019, September

Published: 12 October 2009

Building costs fell by 2.2 per cent in September

Building costs were 2.2 per cent lower in September 2009 than in September 2008. Labour costs in construction rose by 2.6 per cent in the year. By contrast, prices of materials fell by 3.3 per cent and those of other inputs by 7.6 per cent. This is indicated by the Building Cost Index of Statistics Finland.

From August to September, the total index of building costs fell by 0.2 procent. The prices for labour rose by 0.3 procent from August. The prices of materials fell by 0.3 per cent, and those of other inputs fell by 0.8 per cent from August.

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

Index September
2009
Change %
9/2008 - 9/2009
Change %
8/2009 - 9/2009
Building trade newbuilding      
Total index 112.5 -2.2 -0.2
    Labour 113.7 2.6 0.3
    Materials 113.2 -3.3 -0.3
    Other inputs 108.1 -7.6 -0.8
       
By type of building      
Newbuilding      
    Blocks of flats 112.8 -1.9 -0.1
    Detached residential houses 112.3 -2.1 -0.3
    Office and commercial buildings 112.3 -2.2 -0.2
    Industrial and warehouse buildings 112.7 -2.1 -0.1
    Agricultural production buildings 115.0 -4.2 0.1

Source: Building cost index 2009, September. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 12.10.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building cost index [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5841. September 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rki/2009/09/rki_2009_09_2009-10-12_tie_001_en.html