New Construction Cost Index:

March 2015




Other Indexes
Non-Residential Operation Cost Index
Residential Cost Index
New Construction Indexes Year Over Year Change:
December 2003 = 100 Mar.
2015
Feb.
2015
Percent
Change
Mar.
2014
Percent
Change
Commercial and Institutional 133.2 131.7 1.11% 131.8 1.02%
Manufacturing and Industrial 133.3 131.8 1.15% 131.9 1.08%
Residential 136.2 135.4 0.62% 134.1 1.57%
Index Components*
Construction labor 131 129.2 1.42% 128 2.37%
Architectural & engineering services 123.6 123.6 0% 120.8 2.38%
Retail trade 156.9 155.5 0.9% 154.3 1.69%
Wholesale trade 135.5 135.3 0.13% 133 1.85%
Fabricated structural metal manufacturing 143.9 143.9 0% 144.2 -0.21%
Other Indexes
CPI-Urban Consumers, All Items 128.1 127.4 0.6% 128.2 -0.07%

*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.