The Construction sector price indices show the relative level of prices in the construction sector relative to the base period. They measure the cost of given sets (baskets) of construction goods and services, relative to their cost in the base period. The first quarter (i.e. January – March) of 2006 is the base period for the CSI.

Basic headings are for the smallest sets of goods and services for which index numbers are compiled. They are the components used to build up composite indices. Each basic heading covers a reasonably homogeneous set of goods and services. For example, items within a basic heading are likely to be made from the same material.

The coverage of the indices is limited to materials and labour. The cost of equipment (whether hired or purchased) is not included.

 Links to statistics tables (excel)

T1: Basic heading indices 2006 to 2008

T2: CSI Sector Price Indices


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