Press Release 30/04/2014
Construction costs in the Basque Country rose by 0.2% in March 2014 with regards to the previous month
Compared to the previous year, March 2013, construction costs fell by 0.6%
There was a 0.2% rise in the Construction Costs Index in the Basque Country in December 2014 compared to the previous month, whilst the year-on-year rate for the same month fell by 0.6%, according to data provided by EUSTAT.
There was no variation in labour costs, 0.0%, with regards to the previous month, whereas raw material costs rose by 0.2%.
In March, the sub-sectors of Building and Civil Works showed a similar evolution in the cost of their raw materials in relation to the previous month, with an increase of 0.2% in Building, and the cost of raw materials consumed in Civil Works rose by 0.1%.
The year-on-year performance of both sub-sectors showed the same figures. Building raw material costs fell by 1.2%, whereas those for Civil Works recorded a 2.2% decrease.
The prices of raw materials consumed by the sector that recorded the biggest increases in their year-on-year prices (March 2014 on March 2013) included those in the sectors of the Timber Industry and Electricity & Gas, which both rose by 1.2%. On the other hand, sectors that saw the biggest price reductions over the last twelve months in raw materials include the Oil Refining sector, which fell by 6.8%, Metallurgy, which was down 4.6%, and Electrical Equipment which was down by 2.4%.
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