Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index, first quarter 2018
First quarter 2018
The Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index (AESPI) rose 0.7% in the first quarter, following no change in the previous quarter.
Engineering services, the largest component of the AESPI, reported a price increase of 0.7% in the first quarter.
Prices rose 0.8% for surveying and mapping services and 0.5% for architectural and landscape architectural services.
Respondents who reported a price difference cited changes in input costs as the top reason for price increases, followed by changes in market demand.
Year over year, the AESPI rose 1.5% as a result of higher prices for engineering (+1.6%), architectural and landscape architectural (+1.3%) and surveying and mapping (+1.0%) services.
Note to readers
The Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Price Index is a quarterly survey that collects information on the prices of architectural, engineering, surveying and mapping services.
With each release, data for the previous quarter may have been revised. Data are also subject to an annual revision with the release of second quarter data of the following reference year. The index is not seasonally adjusted. Data are available at the Canada level only.
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