Press release: 11.940-006/19

Increasing construction costs for all construction branches in 2018

Vienna, 2019-01-15 – The construction cost index (CCI 2015) for construction of residential buildings, averaged over 2018, reached 107.1 index points, according to calculations by Statistics Austria. This represents an increase of 2.9% over 2017. In comparison, the construction cost index of 2017 increased by 3.5% over 2016. For the month of December 2018, the construction cost index amounted to 107.4 points, an increase of 2.2% in annual comparison. Compared to November 2018, the index decreased by 0.2%.

The index for road construction, averaged over 2018, increased to 106.5 index points (+3.8% in annual comparison), the index for bridge construction changed to 108.9 points (+4.1% over 2017), and the index for sanitary engineering reached 105.9 points (+2.9% in annual comparison).

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