In June, construction costs increased by 0.3 %
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to May, in June 2016 the level of construction costs in Latvia increased by 0.3 %. Labour remuneration of workers increased by 0.9 % and prices of building materials grew by 0.3 %, whereas maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment did not change significantly.
Compared to June 2015, construction costs decreased by 0.2 %. Prices of building materials dropped by 2.8 %, while labour remuneration of workers increased by 4.9 % and maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment grew by 1.2 %.
Construction cost indices
In the 2nd quarter of 2016, compared to the 1st quarter of 2016, the overall level of construction costs decreased by 0.4 %. Prices of building materials dropped by 1.7 %, while labour remuneration of workers increased by 2.1 % and maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment grew by 0.4 %.
In 2016, data on prices of construction resources are provided by approximately 180 construction enterprises and more than 30 trade enterprises. When calculating the Construction Cost Index, prices of building materials submitted by enterprises for the calculation of producer price indices in industry and import price index are also used in addition.
The sample includes construction enterprises with the highest value of own account construction works in 2015. The share of enterprises with the value of own account construction work exceeding EUR 1 million per year accounted for 74 %, in 33 % of which the value of own account construction work exceeded EUR 5 million per year. The criterion for the sample of trade enterprises is their turnover and specialisation.
More information on construction costs is available in the Producer Prices section of the CSB database. Data on changes of construction costs in July 2016 will be published on 25 August.
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