Hellenic Statistical Authority: Building materials’ prices unchanged in January

Building materials’ prices remained unchanged in January after a 2.3 pct decline recorded in January 2016, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.

The statistics service, in a report, attributed this development to price increases in diesel oil (28.6 pct), steel pipes (9.0 pct), iron (1.1 pct) and locks (1.0 pct) and price declines in wooden windows (2.4 pct), tiles (2.4 pct), plastic pipes (2.0 pct), bathtabs (1.5 pct), cement (1.3 pct), interior doors (1.1 pct), aluminium doors (1.0 pct), electricity (0.6 pct).

The composite index grew 0.2 pct in January from December 2016, after a 0.3 pct decline recorded in the same period last year.