Building Material Price Index

FBoS Release No: 21, 2018
3rd April 2018


The All Items Building Material Price Index (BMPI) for the March quarter of 2018 stood at 107.9. 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 2018 registered an increase of 1.4 percent over the December quarter of 2018.

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

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Wood and Related Materials: +0.5%

Higher prices were recorded for interior grade plywood and 10mm wide damp proof course.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 Cement and Related Materials: +2.8%

Higher prices were recorded for cement, standard concrete blocks and bond beam blocks.

 Iron and Steel: +3.1%

Higher prices were recorded for corrugated roofing iron, 24 gauged standard ridge cap, galvanized iron pipe, mild steel and roofing nail.

Plumbing ware: -0.8%

Lower prices were recorded for 20mm P.V.C pipe, 75mm P.V.C. downpipe, stainless steel sink and waste pipes.   

Paint and Glass: -0.9%

Lower prices were recorded for finishing coat, concrete paint, vanish, multipurpose thinner, no more gap adhesives and long nap roller.

 Floor and Wall Tiles: 0.0%

No price change was recorded in this category. 

Door and Window Frames: 0.0%

No price change was recorded in this category.    

Electrical Products: +1.0%

Higher prices were recorded for main switch, tube light & fittings 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 June quarter of 2018 will be available in June, 2018.