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European construction activity drops

European construction activity drops

21 Jul 2017: Construction output across the 28 countries of the European Union (EU28) dropped by 1.1% in May compared to April, though grew compared to the previous year. more »

Growth in Irish construction work continues

Growth in Irish construction work continues

11 Jul 2017: The growth in Ireland’s construction activity has remained at an elevated level, with firms reporting a strong rise in activity during June. more »

Product manufacturers report confidence ebbing away

Product manufacturers report confidence ebbing away

10 Jul 2017: Construction product manufacturers once again saw growth during the spring, but gloominess is starting to spread. more »

Growth momentum slows in June

Growth momentum slows in June

4 Jul 2017: Latest monthly survey of construction industry purchasing managers shows weaker growth momentum across the industry in June. more »

First quarter up but April output drops

First quarter up but April output drops

12 Jun 2017: Construction industry new orders in Great Britain rose by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2017, rebounding after two consecutive quarters of decline. more »

NZ building activity falls

NZ building activity falls

8 Jun 2017: Total building activity in New Zealand fell in both volume and value terms in the March 2017 quarter compared to the previous period. more »

Majority expect their business to improve this year

Majority expect their business to improve this year

7 Jun 2017: A survey of 80,000 UK construction professionals has found substantial depths of optimism across the industry. more »

Further growth for builders' merchants' sales in first quarter

Further growth for builders' merchants' sales in first quarter

30 May 2017: Sales of building products and materials were up 5.9% by value in the first quarter of 2017 compared to a year earlier. more »

Europe sees drop in construction output

Europe sees drop in construction output

18 May 2017: Construction output across the 28 countries of the European Union (EU28) fell by 0.8% in March compared with February and by 1.1% in the Eurozone. more »

London build costs continue to spiral

London build costs continue to spiral

16 May 2017: Construction costs in London have jumped 5% over the past 12 months, but the falling pound has knocked the UK capital down from third to fifth place in an international ranking of building costs. more »

Surveyors blame Brexit for slowing growth

Surveyors blame Brexit for slowing growth

20 Jul 2017: The latest construction survey form the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors indicates slowing workloads, with Brexit being blamed for delaying investment. more »

Australian construction continues to grow

Australian construction continues to grow

10 Jul 2017: Australia’s construction sector maintained healthy growth in June, expanding for a fifth consecutive month. more »

Construction output falls 1.2%

Construction output falls 1.2%

10 Jul 2017: Construction output fell in May 2017 by 1.2%, in both the month on month and three-month on three-month time series. more »

EU output figures show mixed results

EU output figures show mixed results

20 Jun 2017: Output in construction grew 2.7% across the EU in the year to April despite a 3.4% fall in the UK, according to latest figures from Eurostat. more »

Growth in Australian construction accelerates

Growth in Australian construction accelerates

8 Jun 2017: Latest figures show that Australia’s construction industry has expanded for a fourth consecutive month, with new apartments leading the growth. more »

German construction continues to grow

German construction continues to grow

7 Jun 2017: Strong growth in Germany’s construction activity continued in May, with the rate of expansion the second-fastest in 14 months. more »

House-building drives construction activity to 17-month high

House-building drives construction activity to 17-month high

2 Jun 2017: After a slow start to the year, UK construction companies appear to have experienced a sharp rebound in business activity during May 2017. more »

M&A activity reaches new high

M&A activity reaches new high

23 May 2017: Merger and acquisition activity in the building products and services sector reached record levels in 2016, according to an analysis by accountancy firm BDO. more »

Office developer confidence remains high in the capital

Office developer confidence remains high in the capital

17 May 2017: There has been a surge of new office space developed in London over the past six months but the total now under construction is down. more »

Irish growth momentum picks up

Irish growth momentum picks up

15 May 2017: Growth in Ireland’s construction sector has accelerated for the third month running. more »

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