Hellenic Statistical Authority: Building materials’ price index up 0.2 pct in May

Building materials’ prices edged 0.2 pct higher in May compared with the same month last year, Hellenic Statistical Authority said in a report on Tuesday.

The statistics service attributed this development to price increases of 4.7 pct in copper pipes, 2.0 pct in diesel oil, 2.0 pct in steel pipes, 1.2 pct in marble dust, 0.8 pct in switches, 0.8 pct in aluminium doors, 0.7 pct in bricks and 0.5 pct in parquet floors. On the other hand, prices fell 1.5 pct in tiles, 1.2 pct in cement, 0.7 pct in interior doors.

The building materials’ price index fell 0.1 pct in May from April 2019.