New dwellings; input price indices 2000=100

New dwellings; input price indices 2000=100

Periods Total building costs (2000 = 100) Wages (2000 = 100) Building materials (2000 = 100)
2006 September 118.1 118.6 117.8
2006 October 118.6 118.6 118.6
2006 November 118.5 118.6 118.4
2006 December 118.4 118.6 118.3
2007 January 120.5 119.3 121.2
2007 February 120.6 119.3 121.4
2007 March 120.9 119.3 121.9
2007 April 121.5 118.9 123.1
2007 May 121.6 118.9 123.2
2007 June 121.6 119.0 123.3
2007 July 122.3 120.3 123.6
2007 August 122.2 120.3 123.4
2007 September 122.0 120.3 123.0
2007 October 122.3 120.3 123.5
2007 November 122.2 120.3 123.4
2007 December 122.3 120.3 123.5
2007 121.7 119.7 122.9
2008 January 124.6 122.0 126.3
2008 February 125.0 122.5 126.6
2008 March 125.1 122.5 126.7
2008 April 126.8 123.9 128.5
2008 May 127.1 123.9 129.0
2008 June 127.6 124.1 129.7
2008 July 129.3 125.5 131.7
2008 August 129.3 125.5 131.6
2008 September 128.9 125.5 131.0
2008 October 128.3 125.5 130.0
2008 November 127.8 125.5 129.2
2008 December 127.4 125.5 128.5
2008 127.3 124.3 129.1
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description

Input price index (2000=100) new houses total, wage
and building material components
2000 - 2008; January 2000 - December 2008
Changed on January 30 2009.
Frequency: Discontinued.

Description topics

Total building costs
Input price indices of new dwellings are related to the prices of labour
and building materials. The series is calculated from the development
of labour prices in construction and cost of materials used in
residential building.
Changes in the prices of building equipment, general costs, profit and
risk are not included in the input price index.
The results of the Production statistics 1999, with a price update to
2000, have been used to weight the labour and material components.
Wages
The wage index is based on the development of the statistics
"Contractuele Loonkosten" (CLK, contractual wage costs) in
building construction.
Building materials
The material component is calculated by weighted averaging of
certain product groups. The weighting scheme was based on the
average use of building materials for four types of houses. These
four types are: apartments and houses for sale and for rental.
Price indices of the different materials are averaged with this
weighting scheme resulting in a price index of materials for the
house-building.