Building Material Price Index

Release No: 33

Date: 5 September 2012


 

The Building Material Price Index (BMPI) is constructed using retail prices collected for each quarter from selected hardware and building merchants in the Suva and Nausori areas. The structure and the classification of the index remain unchanged. This release reflects the recommendation of the Commerce Commission on the control of prices for Hardware Items. 

The All items Building Material Price Index (BMPI) for the June 2012 Quarter stood at 130.1.bmpi12

The All items BMPI for the June 2012 Quarter registered an increase of 0.5 per cent over the March 2012 Quarter.

Detailed sectional changes over the March 2012 quarter are as follows: 

Wood and Related Materials: +1.5%
Higher prices were recorded for the following items:

  • rough gauged treated No.1 framing grade timber
  • dressed treated No.1 framing grade timber
  • dressed treated No.1 dressing grade timber
  • dressed hardwood No.1 framing grade
  • 4mm interior grade plywoodCement & Related Materials: +1.0%
    Higher prices were recorded for cement, sand, 100 thick standard concrete block, 150 thick bond beam block standard and 150 thick corner block. 

    Iron & Steel: -0.2%
    Lower prices were recorded for mild steel in concrete & block work (ditto), galvanized louver frame and purlin straps.

    Plumbingware: +0.2%
    Higher prices were recorded for single bowl stainless steel sink, standard precast concrete, double bowl standard precast concrete, waste pipe 1 ½”, PVC glue and ½” brass tap. 

    Paint & Glass: +1.8
    Higher prices were recorded for timber primer, undercoat, finishing coat, concrete paint, cemstik, vanish, paint brush and mineral turpentine. 

    Floor & Wall Tiles: -0.5%
    Lower prices were recorded for ceramic/mosaic tiles adhesive. 

    Door & Window Frame: 0.0%
    No price changes were recorded in this group. 

    Electrical Products: +1.4%
    Higher prices were recorded for single gangswitches, single power points, light bulbs, light wire and energy saving bulbs.

    If you want more detailed information on the Building Material Price Index, for June quarter 2012, please contact the Fiji Bureau of Statistics at: 

    P.O.Box 2221
    Government Buildings
    Suva, FIJI
    Tel: (679) 331 5822
    Fax: (679) 330 3656


    OR

    On email:

    OR

    contact Mrs. Talica Naivota on Phone: 3315822 ext. 113.

    BMPI for September 2012 Quarter will be released on 05 October, 2012.
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