Economics

The Association’s Economics Team provides a range of information, analysis and forecasts covering all aspects of the construction sector. Regular publications provide Members, policy-makers, academics and private sector organisations with insight into the state of the construction products manufacturing and construction sectors to facilitate planning and business development.

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Construction Industry Scenarios (Summer edition) 2016

Construction Industry Scenarios - Summer 2016
9/20/2016 8:00:00 AM

Construction Industry Scenarios - Summer 2016

We would typically publish our main forecasts in mid-August, however, the post-Referendum period following the vote on 23 June 2016 has been marked by a considerable degree of political and economic uncertainty. Given this, data on the pre-Referendum months is all but redundant, whilst lagged release dates mean that economic data for the post-Referendum months (which the CPA forecast panel would generally use as early indicators to reflect the fortunes of the various construction sectors) will only be drip-fed over the coming months. The CPA has therefore developed a central scenario with higher and lower bound reflecting the extent of the uncertainty, rather than produce the standard point estimate forecasts. The CPA’s construction industry scenarios go to the end of 2018, prior to the anticipated period in which the UK leaves the EU. At this stage there is not enough information regarding the timing and impacts of ‘Brexit’ on the UK economy in general, and the construction sector in particular, to factor this into our scenarios as this will be dependent upon the UK’s relationship with the EU after ‘Brexit’ and how long that takes to establish. Because of the uncertainty around the data in the near-term, we expect to produce a similar set of scenarios for the autumn in November 2016. We expect to return to the usual forecasts for the winter edition (likely to be published in February 2017).

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Construction Industry Forecasts (Summer edition)

Construction Industry Forecast - Summer 2015
8/24/2015 8:20:13 AM

Construction Industry Forecast - Summer 2015

Construction Industry Forecasts provides analysis of the drivers of construction activity and forecasts for 29 industry sectors, including house building, roads, rail, schools and hospitals, over the next 5 years. Forecasts for all 29 sectors are published quarterly, accompanied by comprehensive written analysis in Summer and shorter update reports, focusing on what’s changed and the latest industry developments, in Spring, Autumn and Winter. The Detailed Forecast and Quarterly Updates include a breakdown of the forecasts in Excel.

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Construction Industry Forecasts - Summer 2014
8/4/2014 8:20:13 AM

Construction Industry Forecasts - Summer 2014

Construction Industry Forecasts - Summer 2014

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Construction Industry Forecasts - Summer 2013
8/5/2013 8:20:13 AM

Construction Industry Forecasts - Summer 2013

Construction Industry Forecasts - Summer 2013

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Construction Industry Forecasts Quarterly Update (Available Spring, Autumn & Winter)

Construction Industry Forecasts - Spring 2017
4/18/2017 8:20:13 AM

Construction Industry Forecasts - Spring 2017

Construction Industry Forecasts - Spring 2017

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Construction Industry Forecast - Winter 2016
2/13/2017 6:00:00 AM

Construction Industry Forecast - Winter 2016

Construction Industry Forecast - Winter 2016

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Construction Industry Forecast - Autumn 2016
10/28/2016 6:00:00 AM

Construction Industry Forecast - Autumn 2016

Construction Industry Forecast - Autumn 2016

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Construction Industry Forecast - Spring 2016
4/18/2016 8:20:13 AM

Construction Industry Forecast - Spring 2016

Construction Industry Forecast - Spring 2016

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Construction Industry Forecast - Winter 2015-16
3/11/2016 8:20:13 AM

Construction Industry Forecast - Winter 2015-16

Construction Industry Forecast - Winter 2015-16

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Construction Industry Forecast - Autumn 2015
3/11/2016 8:20:13 AM

Construction Industry Forecast - Autumn 2015

Construction Industry Forecast - Autumn 2015

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Construction Industry Forecasts - Spring 2015
4/9/2015 8:20:13 AM

Construction Industry Forecasts - Spring 2015

Construction Industry Forecasts - Spring 2015

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Construction Industry Forecast - Winter 2014/15
2/3/2015 8:20:13 AM

Construction Industry Forecast - Winter 2014/15

Construction Industry Forecast - Winter 2014/15

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Construction Trade Survey (Quarterly)

Construction Trade Survey - 2016 Q4
2/8/2017 11:49:04 AM

Construction Trade Survey - 2016 Q4

Construction Trade Survey - Q4 2016

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Construction Trade Survey - 2016 Q3
11/7/2016 11:49:04 AM

Construction Trade Survey - 2016 Q3

Construction Trade Survey - Q3 2016

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Construction Trade Survey - 2016 Q2
8/5/2016 11:49:04 AM

Construction Trade Survey - 2016 Q2

Construction Trade Survey - Q2 2016

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Construction Trade Survey - 2016 Q1
5/9/2016 8:20:13 AM

Construction Trade Survey - 2016 Q1

Construction Trade Survey - Q1 2016

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Construction Trade Survey 2015 - Q4
2/17/2016 8:20:13 AM

Construction Trade Survey 2015 - Q4

Construction Trade Survey 2016 - Q4

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Construction Trade Survey 2015 - Q3
10/30/2015 8:20:13 AM

Construction Trade Survey 2015 - Q3

Construction Trade Survey 2015 - Q3

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Construction Trade Survey 2015- Q2
8/7/2015 8:20:13 AM

Construction Trade Survey 2015- Q2

Construction Trade Survey 2015- Q2

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Construction Trade Survey 2015- Q1
5/15/2015 8:20:13 AM

Construction Trade Survey 2015- Q1

Construction Trade Survey 2015- Q1

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State of Trade Survey (Quarterly)

State of Trade Survey 2017 Q1
4/7/2017 8:20:00 AM

State of Trade Survey 2017 Q1

State of Trade Survey 2017 Q1

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State of Trade Survey 2016 Q4
1/9/2017 8:20:00 AM

State of Trade Survey 2016 Q4

State of Trade Survey 2016 Q4

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State of Trade Survey 2016 Q3
10/7/2016 8:20:13 AM

State of Trade Survey 2016 Q3

State of Trade Survey 2016 Q3

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State of Trade Survey 2016 Q2
7/8/2016 8:20:13 AM

State of Trade Survey 2016 Q2

State of Trade Survey 2016 Q2

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State of Trade Survey 2016 Q1
4/8/2016 8:20:13 AM

State of Trade Survey 2016 Q1

State of Trade Survey 2016 Q1

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State of Trade Survey 2015 Q4
1/22/2016 8:20:13 AM

State of Trade Survey 2015 Q4

State of Trade Survey 2015 Q4

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State of Trade Survey 2015 Q3
10/2/2015 8:20:13 AM

State of Trade Survey 2015 Q3

State of Trade Survey 2015 Q3

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State of Trade Survey 2015 Q2
7/10/2015 8:20:13 AM

State of Trade Survey 2015 Q2

State of Trade Survey 2015 Q2

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Construction Information Database

Construction Information Database
4/28/2017 8:20:13 AM

Construction Information Database

Construction Information Database

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Market Information

Latest Economic Data
4/28/2017 4:34:39 PM

Latest Economic Data

Latest Economic Data information.

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CPA Forecasts Outturn Analysis
3/21/2017 10:47:12 AM

CPA Forecasts Outturn Analysis

CPA Forecasts Outturn Analysis

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CPA Brexit Issues for Construction, March 2017
3/22/2017 8:20:13 AM

CPA Brexit Issues for Construction, March 2017

CPA Brexit Issues for Construction, March 2017

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Regional House Prices
3/21/2017 8:20:13 AM

Regional House Prices

Regional House Prices

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Autumn Statement and National Infrastructure Plan Update
2/18/2015 8:20:13 AM

Autumn Statement and National Infrastructure Plan Update

Autumn Statement and National Infrastructure Plan Update

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Construction Output Data Issues
5/5/2015 8:20:13 AM

Construction Output Data Issues

Construction Output Data Issues

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Economic Update
3/18/2016 8:20:13 AM

Economic Update

Economic Update

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Government Policies to Boost Housing
12/9/2016 8:20:13 AM

Government Policies to Boost Housing

Government Policies to Boost Housing

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Research Papers

Regional Construction Hotspots in Great Britain 2016
7/15/2016 3:20:48 PM

Regional Construction Hotspots in Great Britain 2016

A forward looking analysis of construction activity by region and by sector.

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Monetary Policy Since 2008
2/26/2016 8:20:13 AM

Monetary Policy Since 2008

Monetary Policy Since 2008

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Enquiries

For enquiries please contact: Jeff May jeff.may@constructionproducts.org.uk