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Informations Rapides · 24 September 2021 · n° 250
Informations rapidesIn Q2 2021, the production costs in construction rose by 0.8%Costs of production indices in construction - second quarter 2021

In Q2 2021, the production costs in construction rose by 0.8% in a quarter, after +1.5% in the previous quarter. They slowed down in specialized construction works (+0.5% after +1.1%), in civil engineering (+2.1% after +3.4%) and in buildings construction (+0.9% after +1.5%).

Year on year, the production costs for construction went up by 2.1% in Q2 2021 (after +2.3% in the previous quarter). They slowed down both in specialized construction works (+1.1% after +2.4%) and in buildings construction (+2.1% after +2.9%). Conversely, they sped up sharply in civil engineering (+6.7% after +1.9%).

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Paru le : Paru le 24/09/2021

In Q2 2021, the production costs in construction rose by 0.8% in a quarter, after +1.5% in the previous quarter. They slowed down in specialized construction works (+0.5% after +1.1%), in civil engineering (+2.1% after +3.4%) and in buildings construction (+0.9% after +1.5%).

Year on year, the production costs for construction went up by 2.1% in Q2 2021 (after +2.3% in the previous quarter). They slowed down both in specialized construction works (+1.1% after +2.4%) and in buildings construction (+2.1% after +2.9%). Conversely, they sped up sharply in civil engineering (+6.7% after +1.9%).

Variations in producer cost indices for construction

In %
Variations in producer cost indices for construction (In %)
Heading Weights (in %) Q2 2021/ Q1 2021 Q2 2021/ Q2 2020
F Construction 100.0 0.8 2.1
 41.2 Construction of buildings 10.2 0.9 2.1
 42 Civil engineering 15.9 2.1 6.7
 43 Specialised construction works 73.9 0.5 1.1
   43BT Buildings 65.2 0.5 0.9
      43BTC New buildings 24.7 0.8 1.9
      43BTR Existing buildings 40.5 0.3 0.3
   43TP Specialised works for civil engineering 8.7 0.5 2.9
Buildings (41.2 + 43BT) 75.4 0.6 1,0
Public works (42 + 43TP) 24.6 1.5 5.4
  • Source: INSEE

Breakdown of production costs in construction

In %
Breakdown of production costs in construction (In %)
Costs items Q2 2021/ Q1 2021 Q2 2021/ Q2 2020
Equipment Buildings -0.3 -0.4
Public works 0.3 3.7
Labour Labour costs in construction -0.7 -3.9
Energy Buildings 3.6 15.2
Public works 1.2 18.7
Materials Construction of buildings 2.8 7.2
Existing buildings 2.7 5.9
Civil engineering 5.5 15.7
Specialised works for civil engineering 1.8 4.7
  • Note: The labour costs in construction changes are calculated using the labor cost index – total labour costs in the construction sector. For futher information: https://www.insee.fr/en/statistiques/542500
  • Source: INSEE

Production costs in construction

Production costs in construction
Construction Construction of buildings Civil engineering Specialised construction works
2015-01 99.9 100.1 100.0 99.9
2015-02 99.9 100.2 99.3 100.0
2015-03 100.2 100.2 100.8 100.1
2015-04 100.2 100.2 101.0 100.0
2015-05 100.4 100.3 101.7 100.1
2015-06 100.4 100.1 102.0 100.1
2015-07 100.4 100.2 101.7 100.1
2015-08 100.2 100.2 100.6 100.1
2015-09 99.7 99.7 98.9 99.8
2015-10 99.5 99.5 98.4 99.8
2015-11 99.7 99.6 98.2 100.0
2015-12 99.5 99.5 97.3 99.9
2016-01 99.2 99.3 96.1 99.8
2016-02 99.1 99.2 95.7 99.9
2016-03 99.4 99.4 96.0 100.1
2016-04 99.4 99.3 96.3 100.0
2016-05 99.6 99.6 97.1 100.2
2016-06 100.1 100.0 98.5 100.5
2016-07 100.3 100.2 99.0 100.6
2016-08 100.4 100.4 98.9 100.8
2016-09 100.5 100.5 99.1 100.9
2016-10 100.6 100.4 99.6 100.9
2016-11 100.7 100.5 100.2 100.9
2016-12 101.0 100.7 100.6 101.2
2017-01 101.9 101.3 102.7 101.8
2017-02 102.2 101.7 102.9 102.1
2017-03 102.5 102.0 102.9 102.4
2017-04 102.6 102.3 102.5 102.6
2017-05 102.5 102.2 102.7 102.5
2017-06 102.5 102.2 102.3 102.6
2017-07 102.5 102.2 102.1 102.6
2017-08 102.6 102.4 102.2 102.7
2017-09 102.5 102.2 102.5 102.6
2017-10 103.2 103.0 103.4 103.2
2017-11 103.7 103.3 104.2 103.7
2017-12 104.2 103.8 105.0 104.1
2018-01 104.6 104.1 105.7 104.4
2018-02 104.6 104.1 105.7 104.4
2018-03 104.4 104.0 105.2 104.3
2018-04 104.8 104.4 105.9 104.6
2018-05 105.4 104.8 107.2 105.1
2018-06 105.8 104.9 109.0 105.3
2018-07 106.0 105.0 109.3 105.5
2018-08 106.3 105.2 109.8 105.6
2018-09 106.3 105.2 110.0 105.6
2018-10 106.5 105.3 110.6 105.8
2018-11 106.5 105.2 111.3 105.6
2018-12 106.1 105.1 109.4 105.6
2019-01 106.4 105.7 108.3 106.0
2019-02 107.0 106.2 109.2 106.6
2019-03 107.6 106.5 110.8 107.0
2019-04 107.6 106.5 111.1 107.0
2019-05 107.4 106.3 111.3 106.8
2019-06 107.1 106.2 110.6 106.5
2019-07 107.3 106.4 110.3 106.8
2019-08 107.5 106.7 110.5 107.0
2019-09 107.5 106.7 109.5 107.1
2019-10 107.4 106.5 109.7 107.0
2019-11 106.9 106.3 108.1 106.8
2019-12 106.8 106.2 107.7 106.7
2020-01 107.4 106.6 109.4 107.1
2020-02 107.7 106.7 110.3 107.3
2020-03 107.6 106.8 109.4 107.3
2020-04 107.6 107.4 106.1 108.0
2020-05 108.6 108.4 106.3 109.1
2020-06 109.9 109.6 108.1 110.3
2020-07 109.6 108.8 110.3 109.6
2020-08 108.9 108.2 109.8 108.9
2020-09 108.1 107.4 108.8 108.0
2020-10 108.1 107.6 107.8 108.2
2020-11 108.3 108.1 107.8 108.5
2020-12 108.9 108.6 108.5 109.0
2021-01 109.6 109.3 110.5 109.5
2021-02 110.1 109.8 111.7 109.8
2021-03 110.5 110.2 113.0 110.0
2021-04 110.7 110.3 113.8 110.1
2021-05 110.8 110.5 113.8 110.2
2021-06 111.3 111.3 114.5 110.7

Production costs in construction

  • Source: INSEE.

Materials cost

Materials cost
Construction of buildings Civil engineering Existing buildings Special works for civil engin.
2015-01 100.8 101.1 100.6 100.9
2015-02 100.9 97.7 100.5 100.1
2015-03 100.8 101.7 100.4 99.9
2015-04 100.8 101.8 100.2 100.2
2015-05 100.9 103.7 100.3 100.4
2015-06 100.4 104.8 100.2 100.3
2015-07 100.3 104.2 100.2 100.1
2015-08 100.3 102.1 100.2 100.6
2015-09 99.6 97.5 99.8 100.1
2015-10 99.0 96.2 99.7 99.6
2015-11 98.6 95.4 99.1 99.2
2015-12 97.8 93.8 98.8 98.6
2016-01 97.0 90.0 98.5 99.2
2016-02 96.5 88.8 98.1 98.6
2016-03 96.3 88.8 98.1 98.0
2016-04 96.2 89.6 97.9 98.3
2016-05 97.0 91.1 98.2 98.4
2016-06 97.9 94.5 98.7 98.7
2016-07 98.0 96.1 98.7 98.7
2016-08 98.5 95.7 98.9 98.7
2016-09 98.6 96.1 98.9 98.8
2016-10 97.9 96.6 98.5 98.5
2016-11 97.9 98.1 98.5 98.3
2016-12 98.2 98.5 98.9 98.2
2017-01 99.1 102.9 99.8 99.2
2017-02 99.4 102.8 100.0 99.1
2017-03 99.7 102.7 100.3 98.9
2017-04 100.2 101.5 100.6 98.9
2017-05 100.1 102.6 100.7 99.3
2017-06 100.1 101.8 100.9 99.1
2017-07 99.8 101.5 100.8 99.2
2017-08 100.2 101.7 101.2 99.2
2017-09 100.2 102.3 100.9 99.4
2017-10 101.2 103.7 101.5 99.9
2017-11 101.2 104.6 101.4 100.2
2017-12 101.4 106.0 101.5 100.1
2018-01 102.4 106.4 102.3 101.3
2018-02 102.6 106.6 102.5 101.2
2018-03 102.7 105.7 102.6 101.3
2018-04 103.1 106.7 103.3 101.8
2018-05 103.3 109.3 103.8 102.2
2018-06 103.1 113.6 103.6 101.6
2018-07 102.8 114.1 103.6 101.6
2018-08 103.1 115.3 103.6 101.9
2018-09 103.2 115.5 103.5 102.1
2018-10 103.3 116.6 103.4 101.9
2018-11 103.1 119.3 103.5 101.6
2018-12 102.8 114.7 103.4 101.1
2019-01 103.8 110.7 104.0 103.0
2019-02 104.0 111.9 104.3 102.7
2019-03 104.2 115.2 104.4 102.8
2019-04 104.1 116.1 104.5 103.1
2019-05 104.1 117.4 104.5 103.0
2019-06 104.1 116.3 104.0 102.8
2019-07 103.7 114.8 103.6 102.6
2019-08 103.8 115.3 103.4 102.4
2019-09 103.6 111.7 103.3 102.2
2019-10 103.2 112.9 103.2 101.7
2019-11 103.0 108.9 103.5 101.5
2019-12 103.0 107.6 103.3 101.3
2020-01 103.4 111.8 103.5 102.0
2020-02 103.2 114.2 103.6 102.1
2020-03 103.3 112.9 103.7 102.3
2020-04 103.0 104.6 103.4 102.5
2020-05 103.4 103.9 103.0 102.5
2020-06 103.7 106.3 103.0 102.2
2020-07 103.2 113.1 103.2 102.0
2020-08 103.4 112.9 103.7 102.1
2020-09 103.7 111.9 104.0 102.1
2020-10 103.7 108.7 103.9 102.1
2020-11 104.1 107.8 103.8 102.4
2020-12 104.4 108.4 104.3 102.3
2021-01 106.4 112.2 105.4 104.8
2021-02 107.7 114.9 106.4 105.3
2021-03 109.1 118.2 107.1 106.0
2021-04 109.7 120.7 108.0 106.3
2021-05 110.3 120.9 108.9 107.1
2021-06 112.3 122.7 110.7 108.3

Materials cost

  • Source: INSEE.

Equipment cost

Equipment cost
Buildings Public works
2015-01 99.1 99.9
2015-02 98.7 100.0
2015-03 99.1 100.0
2015-04 98.5 99.7
2015-05 99.1 99.6
2015-06 99.4 99.7
2015-07 98.8 99.8
2015-08 100.2 100.8
2015-09 100.2 100.5
2015-10 101.9 100.3
2015-11 103.2 100.0
2015-12 101.9 99.7
2016-01 100.6 100.0
2016-02 100.7 100.0
2016-03 101.2 100.2
2016-04 100.7 100.1
2016-05 100.1 100.2
2016-06 101.2 100.1
2016-07 100.3 99.9
2016-08 100.3 99.9
2016-09 100.5 100.0
2016-10 101.1 99.7
2016-11 100.7 99.9
2016-12 100.7 100.0
2017-01 101.2 100.4
2017-02 99.9 100.7
2017-03 100.1 100.6
2017-04 100.2 100.6
2017-05 100.1 100.6
2017-06 99.9 100.6
2017-07 99.9 100.1
2017-08 100.0 100.2
2017-09 99.8 100.2
2017-10 100.0 100.4
2017-11 99.9 100.3
2017-12 100.1 100.1
2018-01 100.1 100.6
2018-02 100.2 100.6
2018-03 100.2 100.5
2018-04 98.3 100.7
2018-05 99.2 100.8
2018-06 100.2 101.0
2018-07 100.6 101.1
2018-08 100.6 100.9
2018-09 100.8 101.1
2018-10 100.8 100.4
2018-11 100.9 100.6
2018-12 101.2 100.6
2019-01 100.3 101.4
2019-02 100.6 101.5
2019-03 101.4 101.9
2019-04 102.4 101.4
2019-05 101.9 101.1
2019-06 101.9 101.2
2019-07 101.9 101.5
2019-08 101.7 101.5
2019-09 101.7 101.9
2019-10 102.4 101.2
2019-11 102.0 100.6
2019-12 102.9 100.7
2020-01 103.2 100.2
2020-02 103.9 100.8
2020-03 104.2 101.4
2020-04 103.9 99.8
2020-05 104.1 99.7
2020-06 104.3 99.8
2020-07 104.2 100.4
2020-08 104.4 100.7
2020-09 104.5 100.9
2020-10 104.4 100.1
2020-11 102.8 100.4
2020-12 102.9 100.4
2021-01 103.8 103.1
2021-02 104.4 103.2
2021-03 104.0 103.4
2021-04 104.0 103.5
2021-05 104.0 103.3
2021-06 103.2 103.7

Equipment cost

  • Source: INSEE

Energy cost

Energy cost ()
Buildings Public works
2015-01 96.9 95.7
2015-02 101.7 104.1
2015-03 104.8 105.3
2015-04 104.4 107.7
2015-05 106.7 109.1
2015-06 105.3 107.4
2015-07 102.8 102.8
2015-08 97.6 96.1
2015-09 95.8 95.3
2015-10 95.8 94.8
2015-11 95.2 94.4
2015-12 92.9 87.3
2016-01 89.0 86.1
2016-02 88.2 85.8
2016-03 91.2 88.7
2016-04 91.9 88.8
2016-05 96.1 93.2
2016-06 100.7 96.7
2016-07 98.3 93.8
2016-08 95.2 93.1
2016-09 96.6 94.0
2016-10 98.9 98.0
2016-11 100.2 98.2
2016-12 101.2 102.5
2017-01 109.6 108.5
2017-02 109.7 108.8
2017-03 108.1 106.4
2017-04 107.8 105.8
2017-05 105.1 102.7
2017-06 102.6 99.6
2017-07 101.6 99.6
2017-08 103.6 100.9
2017-09 105.6 103.1
2017-10 107.6 104.7
2017-11 110.2 108.7
2017-12 110.6 109.5
2018-01 120.1 118.2
2018-02 119.3 117.3
2018-03 118.6 116.9
2018-04 121.2 119.4
2018-05 125.7 122.3
2018-06 126.9 123.1
2018-07 125.4 122.7
2018-08 125.7 123.2
2018-09 128.0 125.0
2018-10 132.0 129.3
2018-11 128.4 125.1
2018-12 123.2 119.7
2019-01 121.2 119.6
2019-02 124.5 124.8
2019-03 126.6 126.6
2019-04 127.3 127.1
2019-05 128.5 125.6
2019-06 123.6 119.9
2019-07 123.2 121.1
2019-08 122.4 118.6
2019-09 124.3 121.6
2019-10 124.8 120.3
2019-11 124.8 120.8
2019-12 126.7 122.9
2020-01 127.5 124.0
2020-02 121.3 119.7
2020-03 112.7 108.5
2020-04 105.4 99.8
2020-05 101.1 97.6
2020-06 104.6 101.6
2020-07 107.2 103.7
2020-08 106.7 103.5
2020-09 104.2 101.2
2020-10 103.9 101.6
2020-11 104.7 103.8
2020-12 108.6 109.1
2021-01 111.5 112.6
2021-02 115.5 117.8
2021-03 118.9 120.1
2021-04 117.9 118.4
2021-05 119.2 117.6
2021-06 121.3 118.8

Energy cost

  • Source: INSEE.

Revision

Compared to the previous publication (dating from June 2021), the percentage change of producer costs in construction for the first quarter of 2021 is left unchanged at +1.5% .

For further information

Monthly production cost indices are released every three months.

These indices aggregate the cost indices of six factors of production, four of which are commented here (equipment, labour, energy and materials) and account for more than 8/9 in the calculation of the producer costs in construction.

These indices are subject to revision. They are primarily used as inputs for the national accounts and macroeconomics analyses.

Next issue: mid-December 2021

Pour en savoir plus

Monthly production cost indices are released every three months.

These indices aggregate the cost indices of six factors of production, four of which are commented here (equipment, labour, energy and materials) and account for more than 8/9 in the calculation of the producer costs in construction.

These indices are subject to revision. They are primarily used as inputs for the national accounts and macroeconomics analyses.

Next issue: mid-December 2021

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