BUILDING MATERIAL PRICE INDEX - December 2015

FBoS Release No: 01, 2016
11th January 2016


The All Items Building Material Price Index (BMPI) for the December quarter of 2015 stood at 112.4. The index is compared to those of earlier periods to gauge the price movements of a representative list of Building Materials.

The All Items BMPI for the December quarter of 2015 registered an increase of 0.6 per cent over the September quarter of 2015.

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Detailed sectional changes over the September quarter of 2015 are as follows:

Wood and Related Materials: +0.4%

Higher prices were recorded for dressed hardwood framing grade and Interior grade plywood.

Cement and Related Materials: +0.1%

Higher price were recorded for bond beam block.

Iron and Steel: +0.2%

Higher prices were recorded for corrugated iron, roofing nail, galvanized louvre frame and joist hanger.

Plumbing ware: +0.1%

Higher prices were recorded for standard gutter, pvc pipe, wash hand basin, washer, pvc glue and tap.

Paint and Glass: +0.7%

Higher prices were recorded for metal primer, finishing coat, cemstik and multipurpose thinner.

Floor and Wall Tiles: +0.4%

Higher prices were recorded for vinyl floor tiles, tile adhesives and lino plastic covering.

Door and Window Frames: 0.0%

No price changes were recorded for this group.

Electrical Products: +0.5%

Higher prices were recorded for tube light, light bulb, lead wire, starter, 2 pin plug and 4 way power point.

Annual 2015

The Annual Building Material Price Index (BMPI) for 2015 stood at 111.3.

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The index registered an increase of 4.1 per cent over 2014.

Increases were recorded in the price indices of wood & related materials (+1.5%), cement & related materials (+3.1%), iron & steel (+1.8%), plumbing-ware (+7.7%), paint & glass (+3.1%), door & window frame (+0.5%) and electrical products (+3.4%).

 

 

 

 

 

 

A decline was recorded in the price of floor & wall tiles (-2.2%).

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Graph 4                                                                                                                                      Graph 5

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Graph 6                                                                                                                                      Graph 7

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Graph 8                                                                                                                                      Graph 9 

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Graph 10                                                                                                                                      Graph 11

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331 5822 (ext. 386 239) or direct line 323 0839.

The Building Material Price Index Release for March quarter of 2016 will be available on 8th April, 2016.