Press release dated 28/01/2011
Construction costs in the Basque Country rose 0.6% in December 2010 on the previous month
Over the last twelve months (December 2010 compared to December 2009) building costs rose by 1.2%
The Construction Costs Index of the Basque Country rose by 0.6% in December 2010 with respect to the previous month, which meant that the year-on-year rate for that month was up by 1.2%, according to EUSTAT data.
In December 2010, labour costs remained unchanged (0.0%), whereas the costs of raw material rose by 0.8%.
The Building and Civil Works sub-sectors saw their raw material rise in price in December, with a 0.6% increase in Building costs compared to the previous month and 1.6% in the case of Civil Works. There were differences between the year-on-year performance of both sub-sectors: building raw material costs rose by 0.4%, whereas Civil Works posted a 4.2% increase.
Oil Refinery (23.7%), Metallurgy (16.5%), Electricity and Gas (9.0%) and Rubber & Plastic (4.2%) stood out among the prices of raw materials used by the sector that had experienced the highest inflation rates over the last twelve months. On the other hand, the annual prices (December 2010 compared to December 2009) of raw materials decreased in the following sectors: Non-metal Minerals (-3.7%) and Timber Industry(-0.9%).
For further information:
Basque Statistics Office
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