The Index of Retail Prices of Building Materials is a quarterly measure of the relative change in the retail prices of building materials used in the construction of an average home based on a sample of retail stores of different types and sizes.

Building Material Tables

Building Material Index (All Items)
Base : 1996=100


2024 Q2

Section of the Index– Inputs into Home Construction

Building Material Price Changes 2014-2021

The Index of Building Materials is also a component of the Index of Retail Prices

The base period for the Index of Retail Prices of Building Materials is the average of the four quarters of the calendar year 1996.

Keywords: building materials, housing, construction, index, retail price, construction cost, survey, houses

Using Official Statistics for SDGs

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Housing is a prerequisite for inclusive, equitable, safe, resilient and sustainable cities.

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