New dwellings; input price indices building costs 2000=100, from 1990

New dwellings; input price indices building costs 2000=100, from 1990

Periods Total building costs Price indices (2000=100) Total building costs Changes compared to one year earlier (%)
2021 June 164.2 5.2
2021 July 166.1 5.4
2021 August 165.9 5.0
2021 September 166.2 5.4
2021 October 167.4 6.3
2021 November 167.6 6.3
2021 December 168.0 5.6
2022 January* 172.4 7.7
2022 February* 173.3 8.1
2022 March* 176.3 9.8
2022 April* 179.2 10.8
2022 May* 180.1 10.6
Source: CBS.
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Table description


The historical series 'New dwellings; input price indices of building costs 2000 = 100, from 1990' shows the development of the costs (wages and materials) involved in building new dwellings in the Netherlands, and has become available by linking series which were calculated separately in the past.
An input price index is based on price changes in several cost components involved in realising a product, in this case a new dwelling. Changes in other cost components such as building equipment (tools and machines), general costs, profits and risk are not included in the index. Other cost components, such as energy and transport, are also not taken into account as their influence on the final cost price is relatively modest. Land costs are also not included in the index.

From 1990 to December 1994 only figures of the materials are available.
From 1995 onwards this series also includes wage figures. Also from 1995, figures are also available on total building costs by weighted aggregetion of these two series.

Data available from:
- Materials: January 1990
- Wages: January 1995
- Total building costs: January 1995

Status of the figures:
The figures of the wages, the building materials and the total building costs are definite until the year 2021.
The figures of the building materials are definite up to and including six months from the most recent reported month.

Changes as of June 30th, 2022:
Figures of May 2022 have been added. The figures of the building materials of december en the year 2021 have become definite.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published at the end of July 2022.

Description topics

Total building costs
These price indices are composed (weighted) of wages and material
components.
Price indices
From 1995, input price indices of new dwellings are related to the prices of labour and building materials. The series is calculated on the basis of changes in labour prices in construction, and in costs of materials used in residential construction. Both components are weighted to one series: Input price indices for new dwellings.
Changes in the prices of building equipment, general costs, profits and risk are not included in the input price index.
Changes compared to one year earlier
Monthly changes are calculated compared with the same month in the previous year. Annual changes are calculated compared with the previous year.