According to INDEC, the Synthetic Indicator of Construction Activity rose to 4.3% in the variation compared to the previous month for the first time in the last six months.
He Synthetic Indicator of Construction Activity rose 2.6% in January compared to the same month of the previous year and thus ended a negative streak of three consecutive months, indicated the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec).
At the same time, the index rose to 4.3% in the variation with respect to the previous month, in this case December, and it did so for the first time in the last six months.
The data on the apparent consumption of inputs for construction in January 2023 show, in relation to the same month of the previous year, increases of 26.3% in finished concrete; 15.8% in the rest of the inputs (includes taps, seamless steel tubes and glass for construction); 11.4% in plaster.
The increases were followed by the following items: 10.9% in plasterboard; 10.4% in granite and calcareous mosaics; 9.2% in portland cement; 7.9% in asphalt; 5.0% in construction paints; and 2.7% in round iron and steel for construction.
Meanwhile, decreases of 26% are observed in ceramic floors and coverings; 20.8% in ceramic sanitary ware; 13.5% in hollow bricks; and 8.7% in limes.
As a complement to the ISAC data, information is published on jobs registered in the construction activity in the private sector.
In December 2022, this indicator registered a rise of 15.8% compared to the same month of the previous year. In the accumulated of 2022, this index grew 16.0% compared to the same period of the previous year, reported INDEC.