In April 2015, producer cost indices for construction were virtually stable (+0.1%)Costs of production indices in construction - April 2015

In April 2015, producer costs for construction were virtually flat in construction (+0.1% after +0.2% in March; –0.7% over a year). They increased slightly in civil engineering (+0.2% after +0.8%, -4.1% over a year).

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In April 2015, producer costs for construction were virtually flat in construction (+0.1% after +0.2% in March; –0.7% over a year). They increased slightly in civil engineering (+0.2% after +0.8%, -4.1% over a year).

tablo1 – Producer cost indices for construction

In %
Producer cost indices for construction
NAF Heading Weights (in %) Apr. 15/ Mar. 15 Apr. 15/ Apr. 14
F Construction 100.0 + 0.1 - 0.7
41.2 Construction of buildings 10.1 + 0.1 + 0.1
42 Civil engineering 16.2 + 0.1 - 4.6
43 Specialised construction works 73.7 + 0.1 + 0.0
43BT of which for buildings 64.2 + 0.1 + 0.5
43BTC of which for new building 24.6 + 0.1 + 0.2
43BTR of which for existing buildings 39.6 + 0.0 + 0.7
43TP Specialised works for civil engineering 9.5 + 0.2 - 3.2
BT Buildings (41.2 + 43BT) 74.3 + 0.1 + 0.4
TP Public works (42 + 43TP) 25.7 + 0.2 - 4.1
  • Source: INSEE

tablo2 – Items of producer cost indices for construction

In %
Items of producer cost indices for construction
Costs items Q1 15 / Q4 14 Q2 15 / Q1 15 Apr. 15/ Mar. 15 Apr. 15/ Apr. 14
Equipment Buildings - structural works + 1.0 + 0.6 + 0.5 + 1.9
Buildings - finishing + 1.9 + 1.0 + 0.9 + 2.6
Public works + 0.6 + 0.3 + 0.2 - 0.4
Labour Labour costs in construction + 0.6 /// /// ///
Energy Buildings - 5.1 + 3.3 - 0.3 - 7.6
Public works - 4.6 + 5.4 + 2.0 - 8.0
Material Construction of buildings - 0.8 + 0.0 + 0.1 - 1.5
Existing buildings - 0.8 - 0.4 - 0.3 - 1.1
Civil engineering - 9.0 + 1.0 + 0.2 - 11.7
Specialised works for civil engineering - 0.4 - 0.2 + 0.2 - 1.0
Services Construction + 0.4 + 0.2 + 0.2 + 0.5
Transport Buildings - 1.4 + 0.6 - 0.1 - 1.6
Public works 0.0 - 1.5 - 1.5 - 1.9
  • ///: non-published estimation.
  • Source: INSEE

GRCoutUK – Production costs in construction

  • Source: INSEE

Materials

In April 2015, prices of materials for construction of buildings were virtually stable (+0.1%), the increase in the price of blocks and slabs (+0.9%) being offset by the fall in the price of ribbed bars in steel (-0.5%). In civil engineering, the prices of materials slowed significantly (+0.2% after +2.4%), due to the stabilization of the price of bitumen (-0.1% in April after +11.9% in March; -36.4% over a year).

GRMUK – Materials costs

  • Source: INSEE

Equipment

In April 2015, the equipment cost increased in all construction activities, especially in finishing work (+ 0.9% after + 0.2%, + 2.6% over a year), mainly reflecting the price rise of "other machine tools”.

GRKUK – Equipment cost

  • Source: INSEE

GrTravailUK – Labour cost in construction

  • Source: INSEE

Energy

In April 2015, energy cost diminished slightly in construction of buildings (-0.3% after +3.0%; –7.6% over a year), due to the slight dowturn back of gas oil prices. In contrast, it increased in civil engineering (+2.0% after +1.2%; -8.0% over a year), due to the upsurge in price of heavy fuel oil (+12.5% in April 2015).

GRenergie – Energy cost

  • Source: INSEE

revisionUK – Revisions of costs of production indices in construction

In points
Revisions of costs of production indices in construction
Jan. 15 Feb. 15 Mar. 15
F Construction 0.1 (1) - 0.1 ///
41.2 Construction of buildings 0.1 /// ///
42 Civil engineering - 0.1 - 0.4 0.2
43 Specialised construction works 0.1 /// 0.1
  • Reading note: (1) producer cost for construction between December 2015 and January 2015 published in June 2015 has been updated from -0.4% to -0.3%, that is to say an upward revision by 0.1 point.
  • Source: INSEE