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Published: 12 September 2012

Building costs rose by 2.2 per cent in August

Building costs were 2.2 per cent higher in August 2012 than in August 2011. Labour costs in construction rose by 2.1 per cent, prices of materials by 1.7 per cent and prices of other inputs by 5.1 per cent per year. This is indicated by the Building Cost Index of Statistics Finland 2010=100.

Building cost index 2010=100

Building cost index 2010=100

From July to August, the total index rose by 0.1 per cent. The prices for labour was unchanged, the prices of materials rose by 0,2 per cent and the prices of other inputs rose by 0.1 per cent.

Source: Building cost index. Statistics Finland

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Updated 12.9.2012

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building cost index [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-5841. August 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.12.2022].
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