Construction material prices in April rise 5% y-o-y

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BANGKOK, 11 May 2012  – The Real Estate Information Center has indicated that the prices of construction materials rose by 5% year-on-year in April. 

According to the center, the average material prices in April increased by 1% from March, and by 5% from April last year. Concrete costs rose the most, to the tune of 19% year-on-year; sanitary ware, electrical appliances, and metal saw only a 2% increase.

Wood material prices have increased by only 0.1% from the figure last year and did not rise at all from March. On the other hand, costs of tiles in April are lower than March’s by 2%, although the prices have increased by 4% year-on-year.