Product Manufacturing Capacity Utilisation Update

In April 2014, the CPA conducted research to ascertain capacity utilisation in the construction product manufacturing sector over the past six years. In addition, to indicate future long-term demand, a projection of construction output to 2025 was determined.

The original analysis highlighted potential pinchpoints from increases in construction activity over the next decade. In addition, the analysis highlighted the necessity for new investment in UK product manufacturing, without which the UK construction industry would be increasingly reliant upon imports that are, in turn, subject to issues of supply and security. This note updates the previous analysis

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