UAE building material prices jump in July: SCAD

SCAD report finds cement up by 8.1%, while UPVC pipes fall by 6.6%

Prices for aggregates and sand rose sharply in July according to the SCAD. Photo: Getty.
Prices for aggregates and sand rose sharply in July according to the SCAD. Photo: Getty.

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Prices for basic building materials jumped sharply in July according to latest figures released by the Statistics Centre in Abu Dhabi.

The price for aggregates and sand climbed 17.7%, while the average price for cement rose by 8.8% - boosted by a price increase of 15.8% by Al Etihad White Cement.

The building materials report also found that prices of UPVC pipes and paints declined by 6.6% and 5.8% respectively from their June 2011 figures.

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