Press release 30/06/2004


Construction costs in the A.C. of the Basque Country rose 0.5% in May 2004

Over the twelve-month period (May 2004 in relation to May 2003), construction costs experienced a 5.3% increase.

The Construction Costs Index in the A.C. of the Basque Country registered a rise of 0.5% in May 2004 in relation to the previous month, making the inter-annual rate 5.3%, according to EUSTAT data.

In May 2004, labour costs remained unchanged (0.0%), while raw material costs registered a 0.7% increase.

The sub-sectors of Building and Civil Works showed a very similar evolution, with growth of 0.7% in raw material costs, in relation to the previous month in Building and a rise of 0.8% in Civil Works, which is to say point one per cent more. Inter-annual evolution of the two sub-sectors followed an even more homogenous pattern: raw material costs for both Building and Civil Works grew by 6.0%.

The greatest price rises in May were for the raw materials consumed by Oil by-products (6.0%), Metal piping (4.2%), Cleaning and hygiene material (4.1%), Explosives and gases (3.9%), Iron and steel (3.5%) and Structures and boilermaking (1.8%). On the other hand, there were reductions in raw material prices for Electric energy (-1.6%), Artificial cement (-1.5%), Paints and varnishes (-1.2%) and Plastic piping (-0.6%), among others.

Among prices of raw materials consumed by the sector to undergo the highest inflation rates over the whole twelve-month period were, especially: Metal piping (28.2%), Oil by-products (21.6%), Iron and steel (20.9%), Asphalt products (15.5%) and Cement products (7.8%). Conversely, inter-annual prices (May 2004 over May 2003) of raw materials showed reductions for Worked stone (-5.0%), Glass (-4.3%), Electric energy (-3.7%), Office material (-3.5%) and Plastic piping (-1.3%).

For further information:

Euskal Estatistika-Erakundea / Instituto Vasco de Estadística
C/ Donostia-San Sebastián, 1 01010 Vitoria-Gasteiz
Tel:+34-945-01 75 00 Fax:+34-945-01 75 01 E-mail:
Contact: Enrique Morales Zubizarreta
Tel:+34-945-01 75 05 Fax:+34-945-01 75 01
Press releases on the Internet:

Product data
Product data

Construction costs in the A.C. of the Basque Country rose 0.5% in May 2004

Operation : 
Construction costs index
Código operación : 
Frequency : 
Timeframe : 
MAYO DE 2004
Last updated : 
Next update : 
Type of operation : 
Available formats : 
Licence : 
Creative Commons
Permalink :
Body responsible : 

Other statistical products



Microdata file


Codes and nomenclatures


Auxiliary information


Your feedback.  Help us to make our web better

How would you rate the information on the site?
Very useful
Barely useful
Not useful at all
Would you like to make a suggestion?
Yes, I would