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Construction Price Index - 3rd Quarter 2018

1. The Construction Price Index which stood at 118.7 in the second quarter of 2018, registered an increase of 0.3 point (0.2%) to reach 119.0 in the third quarter of 2018.
2. During the third quarter of 2018, increases were noted only in the “Materials” sub-index (0.3%).
3. The increase of 0.3% registered in the “Materials” sub-index was mainly due to:
(i)   increases in the prices of galvanised corrugated cast iron sheeting in July (1.3%);
(ii)  increases in the prices of steel bars in July (0.8%);
(iii)  increases in the prices of paint in July (0.6%);
(iv) increases in the prices of adhesive in September (0.4%); and
(v)  increases in the prices of timber carpentry in July (0.3%).
October 2018