Materials prices fall again

Property Management

ISSN: 0263-7472

Article publication date: 1 May 2000



(2000), "Materials prices fall again", Property Management, Vol. 18 No. 2.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

Materials prices fall again

Maintenance costs fell in the first quarter 1999 for the second successive quarter, but are still 4.0 per cent higher than a year ago, according to the BMI All-in Maintenance Cost Index published in the BMI Quarterly Cost Briefing Maintenance Costs, available as part of the BMI subsciption service, or indivdually priced £65.00 each, from BMI, 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD.

The fall in costs results from material price fluctuations. The BMI forecast is for maintenance costs to rise above the level of general inflation as a result of labour cost increases. The forecast is for an increase of 4.5 per cent over the 12 months to first quarter 2000. The BMI Index monitors the change in input costs (labour and materials) of carrying out maintenance (Table II).

Table II. BMI maintenance cost forecast

Related articles