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Latest publication: Building cost index 2022, February

Published: 15 April 2020

Building costs rose by 0.4 per cent in March year-on-year

According to Statistics Finland, building costs rose by 0.4 per cent in March 2020 from one year back. Labour costs rose by 1.6 per cent and the prices of services by 1.3 per cent compared with March of the previous year. The prices of materials fell by 0.6 per cent from one year ago.

Long term development of the Building Cost Index

Long term development of the Building Cost Index

From February to March, the total index of building costs rose by 0.2 per cent. The prices of materials went up by 0.4 per cent. The prices of labour costs and services remained unchanged in March from the previous month.

Building cost index 2015=100, March 2020

Professional construction of new buildings Weights Index Monthly change, % Annual change, %
Total index   1000 104.4 0.2 0.4
By type of cost Labour inputs 400 104.1 0.0 1.6
Materials 510 104.7 0.4 -0.6
Services 90 103.9 0.0 1.3
By purpose of use Residential building 440 104.4 0.2 0.2
Other building construction 560 104.3 0.3 0.6

Source: Building cost index, Statistics Finland

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Updated 15.04.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building cost index [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5841. March 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.5.2022].
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