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Cost update Q3 2018

2018-12-11T12:46:00+00:00By David Holmes

A quarterly analysis of changes to the main construction cost indices, material prices and labour costs shows continuing upward movement

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Cost update Q2 2018

2018-09-12T06:00:00+01:00By David Holmes

Material and labour prices are continuing to rise, but global economic uncertainty may affect the numbers in future


Cost update Q1 2018


Costs continue to rise steadily, as a result of ongoing domestic demand for materials and labour

Aecom indices

Cost update Q4 2017


Price pressures continue to be caused by weak productivity aggravated by Brexit negotiations, while exchange rates improved as the Bank of England prepared to raise interest rates.

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Cost update Q3 2017

2017-12-07T07:00:00+00:00By David Holmes

Price pressures continue to be caused by weak productivity aggravated by Brexit negotiations, while exchange rates improved as the Bank of England prepared to raise interest rates.

AECOM cost prices Q2 2017

Cost update Q2 2017

2017-09-12T11:32:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

Materials cost inflation continues to rise, although the effects of sterling’s weakness are filtering out slightly and the increase in input costs has slowed.


Cost update Q1 2017

2017-06-13T13:02:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

Building, electrical and mechanical costs are rising at varying rates along with materials costs as sterling continues to fluctuate but wages have fallen slightly year-on-year


Cost update Q4 2016

2017-03-14T12:15:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard

The fall in the value of sterling has caused building costs and consumer prices to rise, while manufacturing input has taken a hard hit in the last year

Exchange rates

Cost update Q3 2016

2016-12-08T16:34:00+00:00By David Holmes

Building costs rose overall, with materials cost inflation increasingly contributing to this - labour costs are rising too but at a lower rate

Metals prices

Cost update Q2 2016

2016-09-15T10:34:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

Labour cost inflation continues to be the prime driver for an overall rise in building costs, but increased material costs are also playing their part

Metals prices

Cost update Q1 2016

2016-06-14T07:00:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

Labour cost inflation remains the primary culprit for a continued rise to building costs, but the rate at which materials costs are growing is still moderate


Cost update Q4 2015

2016-03-15T16:24:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard

Labour costs continue to be the primary driver of building cost inflation in last year’s final quarter, with a mixed picture still for building materials


Cost update Q3 2015

2015-11-27T06:00:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard

Labour prices continue to be the main driver behind cost inflation in the third quarter of the year

AECOM indices

Cost update Q2 2015

2015-08-25T07:00:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

Materials cost inflation falls again but construction weekly earnings continue to outperform those of the wider economy

AECOM indices

Cost update Q1 2015

2015-05-27T11:05:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

The consumer price inflation rate dips into negative territory on a single-month basis for the first time in recorded history

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Cost update Q4 2014

2015-02-27T06:00:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard

Construction output rose 5.5% over 2014, but construction materials and consumer price inflation have both slowed.

Aecom Indices

Cost update Q3 2014

2014-11-27T06:00:00+00:00By Michael Hubbard

Construction output rises 3.5% year-on-year, with new housing construction still a prominent reason for increases in output and materials price inflation

Aecom indices

Cost update: Q2 2014

2014-08-27T14:00:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

Construction output recorded no change compared with the last quarter, while new housing construction is the primary reason for rises in new work output

Aecom indices

Cost update Q1 2014

2014-05-28T10:00:00+01:00By Michael Hubbard

New housing construction is primary reason for total construction increase since Q3 2013. Total employment figures increase year-on-year

cost update Q4 2014

Cost update Q4 2013

2014-02-25T08:50:00+00:00By David Holmes

Construction output has a way to go to get back to pre-recession levels; materials prices aren’t going anywhere fast and steel is in free fall.

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