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Published: 13 March 2020

Building costs rose by 0.2 per cent in February year-on-year

According to Statistics Finland, building costs rose by 0.2 per cent in February 2020 from one year back. Labour costs rose by 1.6 per cent and the prices of services by 1.3 per cent compared with February of the previous year. The prices of materials fell by 1.1 per cent from one year ago.

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 fell by 0.3 per cent. The prices of materials went down by 0.5 per cent and labour costs by 0.1 per cent. The prices of services remained unchanged in February from the previous month.

Building cost index 2015=100, February 2020

Professional construction of new buildings Weights Index Monthly change, % Annual change, %
Total index   1000 104.1 -0.3 0.2
By type of cost Labour inputs 400 104.1 -0.1 1.6
Materials 510 104.3 -0.5 -1.1
Services 90 103.9 0.0 1.3
By purpose of use Residential building 440 104.2 -0.3 -0.0
Other building construction 560 104.1 -0.3 0.3

Source: Building cost index, Statistics Finland

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Updated 13.03.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building cost index [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5841. February 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.4.2024].
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