Previous Construction Bases (Various indices for)

Dernière mise à jour le : 26/10/2017

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee, Direction des statistiques d’entreprises (DSE)

Type d'opération :

Producer cost indices

Objectifs :

The indices concerning road transport, various overheads, landscape architecture, engineering and road marking are cost indices of the various activities in the construction sector, mainly used for the indexing of contracts. These indices are used in the calculation of the Building and Public Works indices but can be used individually or combined.

Thèmes abordés :

Costs, construction

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

France including overseas departments

Champ(s) statistique(s) couvert(s) :

See associated documents

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :

The various indices for Construction do not give rise to a new survey, but use existing public statistics, which provide the elementary indices.
Conceptually, the statistical unit observed on its costs is a branch or sub-branch of activity of French construction companies or construction related companies.

Périodicité de l'opération :


Période et mode de collecte :

Different from one index to another (monthly, quarterly, annually rythm)

Historique :

These indices (in French only), up until January 2014 covering the distribution of the indices of October 2013, were published and calculated by the Department for the economy, evaluation and integration of sustainable development of the Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. Decree No. 2014-114 of February 7, 2014 on the national building index for all trades and the circular of February 21 from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, NOR EFIS 1404646 C, transferred that responsibility to INSEE. As from February 2014, as far as the distribution of indices of November 2013 are concerned, the general methodology, the weightings and the period of reference have been kept, but the basic indices have all been chosen from among the indices drawn up by the public statistics authority for calculation of variations.

Méthodologie :

The other indices are cost indices of the various activities in the construction and landscape architecture sectors listed under 6 items according to an approach towards analytical accounting: “cost of labour” now called “wages and charges”, “materials”, “equipment”, “energy”, “transport”, “miscellaneous costs”, similar to the “KLEMST” approach used by productivity economists (K = capital for “equipment”, L = labour for “labour”, E = energy for “energy”, M = materials for “materials”, S = services for “miscellaneous costs”, T = transport for “transport”).

The items are calculated according to a Lowe's aggregation-chaining technique. The index level of the item in the previous month is multiplied by the weighted mean of the variations in prices of the basic indices composing the item.

(For further details, see also methodological note)

Autres spécifications :

Various indices for Construction are released during the third month following the month under review, on the Website Insee in the topic "Search for indices and time series" under "Indices an time series browsing help", under "Construction", under "Building, civil engineering and various indices for construction".

They are also published in the Journal Officiel