The historical series 'New dwellings; output price indices building costs 2000=100, since 1914' shows cost developments of residential building through time and has become available by linking series which were calculated separately in the past.
From 1914 up to and including the 4th quarter of 1991, the indices are based on the analysis of council housing data carried out by the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment.
Subsequently, until 1995, index figures are based on the number of building permits issued in the council housing sector. Since 1995, they are based on data from building permits of all dwellings.
Data available from:
Data including VAT are available from 1914 and excluding VAT from 1969.
In the historical series, annual figures are only available for the period 1914-1949. From 1950 onwards, quarterly figures are also available.
Status of the figures:
The historical series with base year 2000=100 was calculated for the first time in January 2010. Because the historical series 2000=100 is calculated by linking successive, independent series, it is in fact an estimate.
Price differences as a result of changes in realisation and quality are eliminated as much as possible within the original series. The figures remain preliminary four quarters before they become definite.
Changes as of 27th March 2020:
The figures of the 4th quarter and year 2018 are modified into definitive figures. Furthermore, the figures of the 4th quarter and year 2019 are added to the database. Provisional figures could be subject to change.
When will new figures become available?
Provisional figures for the 1st quarter of 2020 will be released in June 2020.
|Periods||Price index building costs VAT includedIndices (2000 = 100)||Price index building costs VAT includedChanges compared to one year earlier (%)||Price index building costs VAT excludedIndices (2000 = 100)||Price index building costs VAT excludedChanges compared to one year earlier (%)|
|2018 1st quarter||127.7||8.3||124.0||8.3|
|2018 2nd quarter||128.6||5.6||124.8||5.6|
|2018 3rd quarter||132.0||9.6||128.2||9.6|
|2018 4th quarter||138.4||10.9||134.4||10.9|
|2019 1st quarter*||139.2||9.0||135.2||9.0|
|2019 2nd quarter*||137.4||6.9||133.5||6.9|
|2019 3rd quarter*||141.8||7.4||137.7||7.4|
|2019 4th quarter*||146.3||5.7||142.1||5.7|