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10 Jul 2018

Construction Catch-up Continues

ONS figures published today show that construction output increased 2.9% month-on-month in May. This was the fastest monthly growth rate in two years, reflecting an uptick in activity following adverse weather conditions during the first quarter.

By Rebecca Larkin

11 Jun 2018

Latest Construction Output Data Raises Questions Over Industry Strength

ONS figures published today show that construction output increased 0.5% month-on-month in April. Output was, however, 3.3% lower compared to April 2017, and on a rolling three-month basis contracted by 3.4%, the largest fall since August 2012. Alongside this, new orders in Q1 fell 4.6% quarter-on-quarter and 6.6% in annual terms.

By Rebecca Larkin

7 Nov 2016

Construction Defies Brexit Pessimism in Q3 but Costs a Growing Threat

The Construction Product Association’s latest Construction Trade Survey, published today, shows that the construction industry grew for a fourteenth consecutive quarter in Q3.

By Rebecca Larkin

7 Oct 2016

Swing in Sentiment as Construction Product Manufacturers Report a Fourteenth Quarter of Growth

The Construction Product Association’s latest State of Trade Survey reports continued growth in sales of construction products in the third quarter of 2016. Sales increased for a fourteenth consecutive quarter, and in the first survey after the EU referendum, manufacturers moved from a pessimistic stance to an optimistic one regarding near-term prospects.

By Rebecca Larkin

8 Jul 2016

Thirteenth Consecutive Quarter of Construction Growth but Pessimism Dominates the Outlook

The Construction Product Association’s latest State of Trade Survey reports continued growth in sales of construction products in the second quarter of 2016. Sales increased for a thirteenth consecutive quarter, but manufacturers displayed a growing pessimism about prospects for the coming year ahead, even though 75% of responses were received prior to the EU referendum.

By Rebecca Larkin

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