The purpose of these statistics is to show trends in prices in the first stage of commercial transactions for the construction sector, i.e. producers' selling price, ex VAT. These statistics have been compiled since 2017.
The producer price index for construction shows the yearly trends in the prices related to construction in Denmark. The prices are related to the first commercial transaction excluding VAT. At this time only statistics within the area of civil engineering are produced, that is index for refurbishment and maintenance.
For the producer price index for refurbishment and maintenance approximately 3,000 prices are collected from selected companies in Denmark. Prices are collected digitally. The producer price index for refurbishment and maintenance is calculated in a hierarchical system, where the first calculation is made on the most detailed level. These elementary indices are calculated as geometric Jevons Indices. The elementary indices are subsequently weighted together as aggregated arithmetic Laspeyres price indices.
Producer price index for refurbishment and maintenance is used in the Danish national accounts as deflator for the constant price calculations.
The producer price index for refurbishment and maintenance is based on 3,000 prices from six activity groups (electrical installation, plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation, carpentry, building completion, roofing and bricklaying).
The statistics are published yearly, approximately four month after the end of the reference period. Publications are released on time, as stated in the release calendar.
The statistics follows international standards and is therefore comparable with similar statistics from other European countries.
These statistics can be found in the StatBank, under the subject producer price index for construction. Find out more under: https://dst.dk/en/Statistik/emner/priser-og-forbrug/erhvervslivets-priser/producentprisindeks-for-byggeri-og-anlaeg