New Construction Cost Index

October 2015

 

New Construction Indexes Year Over Year Change:
December 2003 = 100 Oct.
2015
Sep.
2015
Percent
Change
Oct.
2014
Percent
Change
Commercial and Institutional 133.7 133 0.52% 133 0.5%
Manufacturing and Industrial 134.2 133.2 0.69% 133 0.84%
Residential 136.7 136.2 0.4% 135.5 0.89%
Index Components*
Construction labor 133.6 131.7 1.43% 130.6 2.33%
Architectural & engineering services 125.5 125.9 -0.25% 122.6 2.41%
Retail trade 154.7 157.5 -1.78% 156.8 -1.34%
Wholesale trade 136 134.9 0.81% 133.2 2.11%
Fabricated structural metal manufacturing 141.6 143 -0.98% 144 -1.67%
Other Indexes
CPI-Urban Consumers, All Items 129 129.1 -0.04% 128.8 0.17%

*Five heavily weighted index components are shown.
Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, and Whitestone Research.
Note: Index values for recent data are preliminary.