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Construction 2nd Quarter 2015

Construction Price Index – 2nd  Quarter 2015
1.                  The Construction Price Index, which stood at 113.9 as at March 2015 increased by 0.2 % or 0.2 point during the second quarter of 2015 to reach 114.1 in June 2015.
2.                  On a monthly basis, the index registered an increase of 0.1% in April 2015, remained unchanged in May 2015 and registered a slight increase of in June 2015.
3.                  The rise from 113.9 in March 2015 to 114.0 in April 2015 is the result of increases in the prices of cement (1.0%) and ceramic tiles (0.5%), partly offset by decreases in the prices of steel bars (-0.4%), metal openings (-0.2%) and galvanised corrugated cast iron sheeting (-1.7%). In May 2015, the overall index remained at the same level as in April 2015. However, prices of timber carpentry and timber joinery rose by 1.4% and 0.4% respectively while prices of steel bars went down by 0.2%. In June 2015, the index increased to 114.1 following increases in the prices of timber carpentry (0.6%) and adhesive (0.3%).
4.                  As a consequence of the above changes, the “Materials” sub-index registered increases of 0.2% in April 2015, 0.1% in May 2015 and a slight change in June 2015.
5.                  During the second quarter of 2015, no change was registered in the “Labour”, “Hire of plant” and “Transport” sub-indices.
July 2015