Building Material Price Index

FBoS Release No: 45, 2018
5th July 2018


The All Items Building Material Price Index (BMPI) for the June quarter of 2018 stood at 107.3. 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 June quarter of 2018 registered a decrease of 0.6 percent over the March quarter of 2018.

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Detailed sectional changes over the March quarter of 2018 are as follows:

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Wood and Related Materials: -0.2%

Lower prices were recorded for interior grade plywood and damp proof course.

Cement and Related Materials: -1.1%

Lower prices were recorded for cement.

Iron and Steel: -0.1%

Lower prices were recorded for 24 Gauged x 250 Girth Barge Flashing, double side aluminium sisalation and mild steel in concrete and block work.

Plumbing ware: +0.5%

Higher prices were recorded for W.C Suite, double bowl standard precast concrete, waste pipe 1 ½ inches and PVC glue.   

Paint and Glass: -0.9%

Lower prices were recorded for metal primer, cemstik and mineral turpentine.

Floor and Wall Tiles: 0.0%

There were some price changes recorded in this division but these changes balanced out. 

Door and Window Frames: 0.0%

No price change was recorded in this category

Electrical Products: -0.3%

Lower prices were recorded for single gangswitch, tube light, light bulb, energy saving bulb and lead wire.

 

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For further enquiries, please contact Ms. Leba Simmons on email or telephone 331 5822 (ext. 386 239) or direct line 323 0839.

The Building Material Price Index Release for September quarter of 2018 will be available in September, 2018.