Prices of building materials increased more frequently
with larger magnitudes in 1990 than in 1989. The increases
varied between 0-22% in 1989 and 1-90% in 1990. This is according
to the survey carried out in the Joint Building Councirs
(JBC) fluctuation price list for Nairobi zone. The survey
further reveals ~hat while prices of some building materials
did not increase in 1989, the price~of nearly all building
materials increased in 1990.
The price of cement increased twice in 1990, with 10%
in April and 1% in June.· The overall increase was 11%. In
1989, the increase was once, by 10% which is slightly less
than the increase in 1990.