FBoS Release No:19, 2016

15th April 2016

The All Items Building Material Price Index (BMPI) for the March quarter of 2016 stood at 107.7. 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 March quarter of 2016 registered a decrease of -4.2 per cent over the December quarter of 2015.


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

Wood and Related Materials: -5.2%

Lower prices were recorded for rough gauged treated framing grade, dressed treated framing and dressing grade, ditto cornice, dressed hardwood framing grade, interior grade plywood and damp proof

Cement and Related Materials: -6.4%

Lower price were recorded for cement, sand, standard concrete blocks 150 thick, bond beam blocks, corner block, plain end jamb block and visqueen.

Iron and Steel: -5.4%

Lower prices were recorded for corrugated iron, standard ridge cap, girth barge flashing, aluminium sisalation, mild steel in concrete and blockworks, roofing nail, galvanized louvre frames, lumberlock strip brace, joist hanger and purlin straps.

Plumbing ware: -6.9%

Lower prices were recorded for pvc pipes, pvc down pipes, double & single bowl stainless steel, wash hand basin, waste pipes, washer, pvc glue, taps and thread seal tape.

Paint and Glass: -4.8%

Lower prices were recorded for metal primer, timber primer, under coat, finishing coat, concrete paint, cemstik, clear & obscure glass, vanish, paintbrush, mineral turpentine, no more gap adhesives and paint roller.

Floor and Wall Tiles: -5.7%

Lower prices were recorded for vinyl floor tiles, ceramic tiles adhesives, vinyl tile adhesive and lino plastic covering.

Door and Window Frames: -4.1%

Lower prices were recorded for sliding doors, anodised single light overall size and anodized aluminium two light windows.

Electrical Products: -5.9%

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

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For further enquiries please contact Mr. Peni Waqawai on email or telephone
331 5822 (ext. 386 239) or direct line 323 0839.

The Building Material Price Index Release for June quarter of 2016 will be available July, 2016.