The building and construction cost indexes for ENR’s individual cities use the same components and weighting as those for the 20-city national indexes. The city indexes use local prices for portland cement and 2 X 4 lumber and the national average price for structural steel. The city’s BCI uses local union wages, plus fringes, for carpenters, bricklayers and iron workers. The city’s CCI uses the same union wages for laborers.
ENR Cost Indexes in DETROIT (1978-2011)
1913=100 BCI %CHG CCI %CHG
1978 Dec. 1870.33 +9.4 3223.97 +7.5
1979 Dec. 2042.61 +9.2 3492.04 +8.3
1980 Dec. 2193.83 +7.4 3798.23 +8.8
1981 Dec. 2380.38 +8.5 4138.17 +8.9
1982 Dec. 2457.52 +3.2 4244.91 +2.6
1983 Dec. 2535.27 +3.2 4375.55 +3.1
1984 Dec. 2519.77 -0.6 4331.10 -1.0
1985 Dec. 2549.59 +1.2 4468.09 +3.2
1986 Dec. 2667.72 +4.6 4674.95 +4.6
1987 Dec. 2767.90 +3.8 4859.89 +4.0
1988 Dec. 2857.07 +3.2 5092.67 +4.8
1989 Dec. 2913.23 +2.0 5171.88 +1.6
1990 Dec. 2972.84 +2.1 5153.90 -0.3
1991 Dec. 3046.92 +2.5 5244.65 +1.8
1992 Dec. 3136.74 +3.0 5395.34 +2.9
1993 Dec. 3373.95 +7.6 5917.92 +9.7
1994 Dec. 3424.95 +1.5 5979.62 +1.0
1995 Dec. 3459.88 +1.0 6135.27 +2.6
1996 Dec. 3688.27 +6.6 6428.70 +4.8
1997 Dec. 3749.42 +1.7 6619.64 +3.0
1998 Dec. 3848.15 +2.6 6817.65 +3.0
1999 Dec. 3857.94 +0.3 6943.56 +1.9
2000 Dec. 3871.88 +0.4 7100.40 +2.3
2001 Dec. 4010.72 +3.6 7378.92 +3.9
2002 Dec. 4141.88 +3.3 7654.06 +3.7
2003 Dec. 4266.87 +3.0 7860.94 +2.7
2004 Dec. 4741.29 +11.1 8438.93 +7.4
2005 Jan. 4740.72 +10.1 8438.36 +6.5
  Feb. 4740.22 +9.5 8437.86 +6.1
  March 4738.22 +8.3 8435.86 +5.5
  April 4769.47 +8.0 8467.11 +5.4
  May 4769.47 +7.3 8467.11 +5.0
  June 4779.72 +7.1 8477.36 +4.9
  July 4789.42 +6.5 8487.06 +3.4
  August 4827.22 +7.1 8713.62 +4.5
  Sept. 4833.47 +6.8 8719.87 +4.3
  Oct. 4872.67 +2.7 8763.12 +3.8
  Nov. 4927.97 +3.6 8795.62 +4.0
  Dec. 4955.22 +4.5 8822.87 +4.6
2006 Jan. 4961.22 +4.7 8828.87 +4.6
  Feb. 4959.22 +4.6 8826.87 +4.6
  March 4833.54 +2.0 8701.19 +3.2
  April 4847.82 +1.6 8715.47 +2.9
  May 4846.07 +1.6 8713.72 +2.9
  June 4853.82 +1.6 8721.47 +2.9
  July 4870.32 +1.7 8737.97 +3.0
  Aug. 4877.32 +1.0 8744.97 +0.4
  Sept. 4879.57 +1.0 8747.22 +0.3
  Oct. 4935.81 +1.3 8894.72 +1.5
  Nov. 4960.56 +0.7 8919.47 +1.4
  Dec. 4945.31 –0.2 8904.22 +0.9
2007 Jan. 4938.81 –0.5 8897.72 +0.8
  Feb. 4938.31 –0.4 8897.22 +0.8
  Mar. 4755.85 –1.6 8714.76 +0.2
  Apr. 4765.90 –1.7 8817.51 +1.2
  May 4779.90 –1.4 8831.51 +1.4
  June 4780.90 –1.5 8832.51 +1.3
  July 4906.18 +0.7 8915.17 +2.0
  Aug. 4908.18 +0.8 8917.17 +2.1
  Sept. 4908.43 +0.6 8917.42 +2.0
  Oct. 4935.81 0.0 8929.30 +0.4
  Nov. 4926.81 �0.7 9064.30 +1.6
  Dec. 4929.31 –0.3 9066.80 +1.8
2008 Jan. 4931.06 –0.2 9068.55 +1.9
  Feb. 4920.18 –0.4 9057.67 +1.8
  Mar. 4936.18 +3.8 9073.67 +4.1
  Apr. 4941.18 +3.7 9078.67 +3.0
  May 4933.23 +3.2 9070.72 +2.7
  June 4975.23 +4.1 9112.72 +3.2
  July 5044.98 +2.8 9182.47 +3.0
  Aug. 5024.53 +2.4 9162.02 +2.8
  Sept. 5076.28 +3.4 9213.77 +3.3
  Oct. 5190.82 +5.2 9398.76 +5.3
  Nov. 5184.18 +5.2 9374.57 +3.4
  Dec. 5131.18 +4.1 9321.57 +2.8
2009 Jan. 5086.29 +3.2 9276.68 +2.3
  Feb. 5066.60 +3.0 9256.99 +2.2
  Mar. 5069.10 +2.7 9259.49 +2.1
  Apr. 5056.47 +2.3 9246.86 +1.9
  May 5099.86 +3.4 9404.48 +3.7
  June 5092.55 +2.4 9397.17 +3.1
  July 5079.80 +0.7 9384.42 +2.2
  Aug. 5081.55 +1.1 9446.17 +3.1
  Sept. 5075.36 0.0 9439.98 +2.5
  Oct. 5070.61 –2.3 9435.23 +0.4
  Nov. 5059.98 –2.4 9424.60 +0.5
  Dec. 5057.29 –1.4 9421.91 +1.1
2010 Jan. 5099.06 +0.3 9463.68 +2.0
Feb. 5068.17 0.0 9432.79 +1.9
Mar. 5085.05 +0.3 9449.67 +2.1
  Apr. 5103.37 +0.9 9467.99 +2.4
  May 5115.12 +0.3 9479.74 +0.8
  June 5148.19 +1.1 9512.81 +1.2
  July 5154.69 +1.5 9519.31 +1.4
  Aug. 5155.19 +1.5 9519.81 +0.8
  Sept. 5155.19 +1.6 9519.81 +0.9
  Oct. 5154.81 +1.7 9843.43 +4.3
  Nov. 5163.31 +2.0 9851.93 +4.5
  Dec. 5170.94 +2.3 9859.56 +4.7
2011 Jan. 5166.94 +1.3 9855.56 +4.1