Production on buildings; price index 2015=100

Table description


This table provides information on price developments in the construction industry. Data were calculated by Statistic Netherlands (CBS) and are based on building permits with a value of 50 thousand euros or more issued by municipal authorities, and the reported construction costs as stated in the permits. On the basis of these building permits and the construction time, construction output is calculated by means of average waiting times prior to the start of the construction activities.
Price indices listed in the table are used to eliminate the effect of price changes on the construction output. Therefore, the price index can be used to as a deflator to calculate volume developments in the building sector.
Price indices are calculated for two sections (Construction of new buildings and Other buildings) and three sectors (dwellings, buildings for the private sector and buildings for the (semi-)public or non-commercial sector).

Data available from: 1st quarter 2015

Status of the figures:
Price index figures up to and including the 4th quarter of 2021 are final.

Changes since 30 January 2023:
The figures of the 4th quarter of 2022 and the year 2022 have been added to the table.

Due to a method improvement the indices for the subseries New dwellings in the period 2019 quarter 3 and the subseries Existing buildings private sector in the period 2021 quarter 3 have been corrected by 0.1 index point. The improvement relates to the underlying price indices used to eliminate the effect of price changes on the construction output.

When will new figures become available?
Provisional figures for the 1st quarter of 2023 will be released in April 2023.

Description topics

New constructions
New other buildings
New buildings private sector
The private sector is the sector that for the most part is financed by companies, organizations or individuals. It concerns new buildings for the following destinations: agriculture, industry and construction, trade, hotels and restaurants, transport and communications, as well as business services.
New buildings (semi-)public sector
The (semi-)public or non-commercial sector is the sector that for the most part is financed by the Government. It concerns new buildings for the following destinations: public administration, education, health and welfare services, as well as other services.
Other constructions
Existing other buildings
Existing buildings private sector
The private sector is the sector that for the most part is financed by companies, organizations or individuals. It concerns extension, restoration and renovation of buildings for the following destinations: agriculture, industry and construction, trade, hotels and restaurants, transport and communications, as well as business services.
Existing buildings (semi-)public sector
The (semi-)public or non-commercial sector is the sector that for the most part is financed by the Government. It concerns extension, restoration and renovation of buildings for the following destinations: public administration, education, health and welfare services, as well as other services.