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Construction Cost Index
Statistical tools to calculate the changes in construction and building cost prices
  • Metadata

  • Reports

  • Methodology

1.1
Contact organization
Dubai Statistics Center
1.2
Contact organization unit
Prices & Cost of Living Statistics Section Section
1.3
Contact name
Corporate Communication & Customer Service Section
1.4
Contact person function
Customer Care
1.5
Contact mail address
P.O. Box: 121222 Dubai, UAE
1.6
Contact email address
info@dsc.gov.ae
1.7
Contact phone number
800 DSC (372)
1.8
Contact fax number
009714 4290232
2.1
Metadata last certified
01/07/2021
2.2
Metadata last posted
01/07/2021
2.3
Metadata last update
01/07/2021
3.1
Data description

Construction Cost Index, reflects the quarterly and annual change in construction and building cost prices, in order to present a complete image about the development of the construction sector and relied upon as a statistical index that measures construction cost changes. Moreover, it is an important index used by planners and staffs in the fields of development and production 

3.2
Classification
International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC4) 2009, UN 

The classification of the Building stages

The Central Product Classification (CPC)

3.3
Sector coverage
Construction Sector
3.4
Statistical concepts and definitions
Data Collection Sources Places in which commodities and services sold. 
Price index is a mathematical gauge that measures the changes in commodities and services prices between two certain periods.
Laspeyres Equation The mathematical equation (developed by Statistician Laspeyres) which calculates the index by using the price levels weighted by the base quantities (weights). 
Construction Cost Costs of materials and services required to construct buildings. 
Base Period A period by which the current period compared with. 
Weights are the relative distribution of construction materials and costs size distributed by chapters, main sections, and groups and items which commodities are composed of according to ISIC. Such weights used in the calculations that depend on Laspeyres equation.  
Base prices The prices of a commodity or service during the base period, with which the commodity and service prices of other periods compared.   
Commodities frame A set of commodities and services included in construction cost prices system, classified by ISIC Rev.4, 
Villa A separate or semidetached building intended with its all storeys to occupy by one family, with one ground entrance and separate parking in addition to independent external spaces.   
Multi-storey building All buildings which consist of ground floor + first floor or repeated floors, the first floor and repeated floors are usually used for residential and office purposes, while the ground floor is used for car parking and/or commercial activity (this means it is used for investment purposes and at the same time must be distinguished from investment villas). 
Public establishments All buildings that constructed for public use purposes. Their stories vary by the type of usage such as hospitals, schools, mosques, libraries, gardens, embassies, and sport clubs, etc.) 
Industrial buildings All buildings that are constructed for purposes of industrial production
International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) is the international reference classification of productive activities. Its main purpose is to provide a set of activity categories that can utilized for collecting and classifying statistics according to such activities in a form designed for economic analysis purposes. ISIC consists of a coherent and consistent structure for the economic activities based on the internationally accepted set of concepts, definitions, principles, and classification rules.   
The Central Product Classification (CPC) is a product classification for goods and services promulgated by the United Nations Statistical Commission. It is intended to be an international standard for organizing and analyzing data on industrial production, national accounts, trade, prices and so on.  
The classification of the Building stages depends on the classification of the different stages of construction, starting with the necessary preparations for construction, the stage of preparing the structure of the building, and finally the final stage, which is the necessary finishes to prepare it for final use, whether for housing, work or any purpose for which the building was prepared.


3.5
Statistical unit
Prices for materials and services needed to construct buildings
3.6
Statistical population

Establishments which sell and manage goods and services for constructing buildings

3.7
Reference area
Emirate of Dubai
3.8
Time coverage
Data are available from Q1 2013
3.9
Base period
2019=100.

• Indices

• Percentage



Quarterly  / annual
6.1
Legal acts and other agreements

Dubai Statistics Center specializes in the construction of a modern and comprehensive statistical system and shall be the only official source for the collection, analysis and publication of Statistical information and data in the Emirate adopting harmonized methodological international standards in the  collection, analysis, and dissemination of statistical data. For more information, please see the law number (28) related to Dubai Statistics Center

Click here to view the law details

6.2
Data sharing
The data are shared with the local Government Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority 
7.1
Confidentiality - policy

​Data Confidentiality is governed by Law No. (28) of 2015 on the Dubai Statistics Center Article (9) of the Law "Confidentiality of Statistical Data"

 

You can view the law from the following link
7.2
Confidentiality - data treatment

​Data Confidentiality is governed by Law No. (28) of 2015 on the Dubai Statistics Center Article (9) of the Law "Confidentiality of Statistical Data"

 

You can view the law from the following link
8.1
Release calendar

​The reports of the project are published according to the statistical calendar displayed on the Dubai Statistics Center website  (Quarterly - annual).

​Quarterly / Annual

10.1
News release

​It is published on the Dsc website,official newspapers and social media

10.3
On-line database

​Construction Cost Index "Report"
Annual Percentage change"Report"
Quarterly Percentage change"Report"
Average Construction Material Prices"Report"

10.4
Micro-data access

​Available under specific authorities for certain parties

10.5
Other

​Detailed data is not published for reasons of data confidentiality. Only aggregate data is available for public publication.

10.6
Documentation on methodology

​The project has been implemented in accordance with the GSBPM methodology. All dimensions of statistical quality have been taken into account in accordance with the Charter of Statistical Data Quality of the Emirate of Dubai and adopted by the Center, especially those related to accuracy, objectivity and comparability. The classifications and methodologies used make the results of this project comparable at all national levels. It is based on the same standard classifications, methodologies and standard concepts.

 

You can view the Statistical Data Quality Frame through the link
12.1
User needs

​Monitoring changes that occur in the prices of commodities and services included in buildings construction costs.
Identifying changes that take place in construction costs of buildings of all types whether residential buildings or non-residential buildings.
Identifying the progress and development in construction sector in a certain period versus another through defining the demand size on building materials reflected by high or low prices of those materials.

18.1
Source data

​Direct statistical survey of the target sample from the selected Establishment and products.

18.2
Frequency of data collection

​ Data are collected in monthly basis

18.3
Data collection

​Questionnaire (monthly) " construction costs Survey - Emirate of Dubai" is used for data collection with a pre-printed list of selected products for which prices are to be given.
The questionnaire is used to collect (60%) of the data through field visits, while (40%) of the data is collected via email
For non-response are used telephone and e-mail contacts.

18.4
Data validation
18.5
Data compilation
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Title Publishing Year File Type File Type Metadata
Annual percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Economic Activity 2022 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Cost Index - BY Economic Activity 2022 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Quarterly percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Economic Activity 2022 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Quarterly percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Building stages 2022 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Building stages 2022 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Cost Index By Building stages 2022 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Quarterly percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Central Product Classification 2022 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Central Product Classification 2022 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Cost Index By Central Product Classification 2022 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Average Construction Material Prices 2022 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Cost Index - BY Economic Activity 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Quarterly percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Economic Activity 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Economic Activity 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Cost Index By Building stages 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Quarterly percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Building stages 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Building stages 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Cost Index By Central Product Classification 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Quarterly percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Central Product Classification 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Central Product Classification 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Average Construction Material Prices 2021 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Cost Index 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Costs Indices by economic activity 2013-2020 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Central Product Classification 2013-2020 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Building stages By Building stages 2013-2020 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Costs Indices by Central Product Classification 2013-2020 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Costs Indices by Building stages 2013-2020 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Quarterly percentage change in Construction Cost Index 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Construction Cost Index 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Construction Cost Index By Economic Activity 2013-2020 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Average Construction Material Prices 2020 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Average Construction Material Prices 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual Precentage Change in Construction Cost Index 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Costs Index 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Quarterly percentage change in Construction Cost Index 2019 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Cost Index 2018 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Quarterly percentage change in Construction Cost Index 2018 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Average Construction Material Prices 2018 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Construction Cost Index 2018 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Annual percentage change in Construction Cost Index 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
Construction Cost Index 2017 Document Icon Document Icon Metadata Icon
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Title Description Publishing Year File Type File Size
Construction Cost Index Methodolgy 2021 Document Icon 381 KB
Construction Cost Index Methodolgy 2020 Document Icon 384 KB
Construction Cost Index Methodolgy 2019 Document Icon 383 KB
Construction Cost Index Methodolgy 2018 Document Icon 383 KB
Construction Cost Index Methodolgy 2017 Document Icon 383 KB
Construction Cost Index Methodolgy 2016 Document Icon 383 KB
Construction Cost Index Methodolgy 2015 Document Icon 383 KB
Construction Cost Index Methodolgy 2014 Document Icon 383 KB
Construction Cost Index Methodolgy 2013 Document Icon 383 KB
Construction Cost Index Methodolgy 2012 Document Icon 381 KB
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