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Data Type: location-factor

Plant Construction Cost Indexes

Assess Industrial Plant Construction Costs in Several Countries

Based on a robust methodology, which involves gathering and processing a huge amount of data from several countries, Intratec has created unique, specific indexes and factors for estimating local construction costs of industrial plants. Plant Construction Cost Indexes are used to update plant construction costs in a given country. Location Factors allow converting construction costs of plants located in the US to other countries.

Intratec offers an online, multifunctional database covering Intratec indexes and factors for 16 countries, including historical series since 2000 and forecasts. This database is tied to a user-friendly tool, which allows users to easily estimate local construction costs of industrial plants.

Plant Construction Cost Indexes subscriptions start at USD 249 per year - see available subscription plans!

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Cost Indexes for 16 Countries

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Update construction costs of industrial plants in 16 countries!

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Location Factors for 15 Countries

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Convert plant construction costs in USA to 15 countries!

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Indexes Forecasts

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Have access to 9-month forecasts of plant cost indexes and location factors!!

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Download Charts & Data

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Download index data (PDF, Excel, CSV) and chart images (PNG, JPG)!

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19-Year Index Data History

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Check monthly historical indexes for the past 19 years!

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Data delivered via email

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Also receive plant cost indexes and location factors via email!

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Share plant cost indexes and location factors with third parties!

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Have up to 3 logins to access plant cost indexes and location factors!

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Check Available Index & Location Factor Data

  • Plant Cost Index
  • Location Factor

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Plan Features:

Plant Cost Indexes & Location Factors

Latest Indexes, Updated Monthly

Indexes since 2000

Online Charts

Indexes Data Tables (Online PDF)

 Share With Co-workers (same country)




All Standard Features Plus:

Plant Cost Index Forecasts

Indexes Data Tables (Downloadable PDF)

Indexes Chart Image (JPG)




 Share With Co-workers (worldwide)




All Pro Features Plus:

Indexes Data Tables (Excel / CSV)

Indexes Data Tables (Printable PDF)

2 Additional Users / Logins

Data Delivered via Email



 Share with Co-workers & Third-Parties (worldwide)

 Premium Support

  • Obtain answers to your questions from our experts! Responses via email in 3 business days.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do a free trial of a paid plan for Plant Construction Cost Indexes?

Kindly note that anyone interested in our Plant Construction Cost Indexes has access to a variety of free samples. For every index and location factor in our database, we offer a 24-month historical series as an example.

We do not offer free trial subscription plans; we believe that those who are interested in Plant Construction Cost Indexes are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

I am interested in indexes for just one country...Can I subscribe to access just the data I need, for a discounted subscription fee?

Kindly note that we offer no subscription plans for accessing specific indexes from our database; you must choose among the available subscription plans.

How are the plant construction cost indexes presented calculated?

plant cost indexes are based on prices trends of fundamental components of a chemical plant construction such as labor, material, energy and inflation, from several countries.

A series of specific and general price indexes, evaluated by Intratec consultant's as fundamental for the construction of chemical plants, are combined to reasonably reflect their relative importance. In other words, the weighting of such values provides a historical comparison of generic chemical plants capital costs.

How are the location factors calculated?

Intratec Location Factors are calculated based on high volumes of local data of different locations, relating to productivity, labor costs, steel and energy prices, equipment import needs, freight, taxes and duties on imported and domestic materials and regional business environment, among others.

I need plant cost indexes/location factors for countries not covered in your database - what should I do?

If you need plant cost indexes and/or location factors for other countries, not covered in our database, you may submit the request form available at In this case, our experts may work to provide exactly the data you need. They will provide you with a quotation for this the data you need in no more than 2 business days. Of course, since this would be a customized data set, not available in our online database, the quotation for providing the data you need shall be higher than our regular subscription fees.

Do you offer monthly subscriptions?

Actually not - kindly note that all subscriptions offered by Intratec are charged on an annual basis.

The data I need is not covered in your database - what should I do?

If you cannot find the data of your interest in none of Intratec databases, you may submit this request form . In this case, our experts may work to provide exactly the data you need. They will provide you with a quotation for this the data you need in no more than 2 business days. Of course, since this is a customized data analysis, not available in our regular database, this quotation shall be higher than our regular subscription fees.

How do I cancel my subscription and what happens if I do?

Our customers are entitled to cancel subscription plans at any time. Once you cancel your subscription, you will continue to have access to your subscription plan data until the end of your current billing period.

To cancel a subscription, you should follow the steps below:

  • Login at with your email and password (top-menu)
  • Once logged on, you must click on "Go to User Area" (top-menu)
  • In the User Area, hover the mouse over “Account” (top-menu) and click on "Subscriptions"
  • Then, you should see a list of all of your subscriptions on our website - just click on the cancel link of the plan you are willing to cancel.

The Intratec team will proceess your cancellation within 2 business days. Upon cancellation, an email will be sent confirming that the recurring billing is interrupted.

Please note that refunds related to Intratec Indexes & Pricing Data subscriptions are not provided.

Can I ask questions about the data for which I subscribed?

Technical Support is a feature of our Business Plan. Only Subscribers of the Business Plan are allowed to clear technical questions with our support team. The terms of this technical support for our Indexes & Pricing Data Subscriptions can be found below:

  • Responses provided exclusively via Email
  • Responses provided by Intratec support team in 3 business days
  • Available while the subscription is active
  • Support limited to 2 man-hours from Intratec Experts (equivalent to 3 specific questions about the data) per Quarter

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