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Published: 15 March 2018

Building costs rose by 1.7 per cent in February year-on-year

According to Statistics Finland, building costs rose by 1.7 per cent in February 2018 from one year back. The prices of materials went up by 2.5 per cent, those of services by 2.1 per cent and those of labour inputs by 0.6 per cent compared with February 2017.

Long term development of the Building Cost Index

Long term development of the Building Cost Index

From January to February, the total index of building costs rose by 0.2 per cent. The prices of materials rose by 0.4 per cent in a month. The prices of labour inputs and services remained on level with January.

Building cost index 2015=100, February 2018

Professional construction of new buildings Weights Index Monthly change, % Annual change, %
Total index   1000 102.1 0.2 1.7
By type of cost Labour inputs 400 101.0 0.0 0.6
Materials 510 103.0 0.4 2.5
Services 90 101.7 0.0 2.1
By purpose of use Residential building 440 102.2 0.2 1.9
Other building construction 560 102.0 0.2 1.5

Source: Building cost index. Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Sami Saarikivi

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Updated 15.03.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building cost index [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5841. February 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.6.2024].
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