FBoS Release No: 66, 2015

09th October 2015

The All Items Building Material Price Index (BMPI) for the September quarter of 2015 stood at 111.8. 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 September quarter of 2015 registered an increase of 0.1 per cent over the June quarter of 2015.


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

Wood and Related Materials: +0.2%

Higher prices were recorded for Interior plywood and damp proof course.

Cement and Related Materials: +0.3%

Higher price were recorded for corner block.

Iron and Steel: -1.9%

Lower prices were recorded for corrugated roofing iron and standard ridge cap.

Plumbing ware: +0.5%

Higher prices were recorded for pvc pipe, wc suite complete with pan cistern & seat, concrete single, double bowl standard precast concrete, wash hand basin, waste pipe, washer, pvc glue and tap.

Paint and Glass: +1.6%

Higher prices were recorded for metal primer, timber primer, under coat, concrete paint, cemstik, obscure glass, mineral turpentine, gap adhesive and long nap roller.

Floor and Wall Tiles: +1.5%

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: +1.0%

Higher prices were recorded for zelemite board, single gangswitch, tube light & fittings, light bulb, light wire, energy saving bulb, lead wire, starter, 2 pin plug and 4 way power point.

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The Building Material Price Index Release for December quarter of 2015 will be available on 8th January, 2016.