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European construction output rises – but not in the UK

European construction output rises – but not in the UK

19 Nov 2017: Output in Europe’s construction sector was 2.6% higher in September 2017 than in the same month last year, though the UK reported a fall of 1.4%. more »

Growth in Irish construction slows

Growth in Irish construction slows

14 Nov 2017: Construction activity in Ireland continues to rise but the pace is the weakest in 31 months. more »

Australian construction continues to expand

Australian construction continues to expand

10 Nov 2017: October saw Australia’s construction industry expand for a ninth consecutive month, though the pace of growth slowed. more »

Construction growth returns but optimism fades

Construction growth returns but optimism fades

2 Nov 2017: The latest monthly survey of construction purchasing managers indicates an industry managing to tread water but feeling distinctly uncertain about the horizon in view. more »

Smaller builders report slowing growth

Smaller builders report slowing growth

23 Oct 2017: Growth among construction SMEs slowed in most parts of the UK in the third quarter of this year, according to the Federation of Master Builders. more »

Weaker third quarter for construction product manufacturers

Weaker third quarter for construction product manufacturers

19 Oct 2017: UK construction product manufacturers are seeing sales slow and costs rise, according to the latest state of trade survey. more »

Building materials sales show continued growth

Building materials sales show continued growth

11 Oct 2017: New data released by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) shows that its members’ sales rose by 5.8% in August, year-on-year. more »

Quarterly output down despite August rise

Quarterly output down despite August rise

10 Oct 2017: Construction output grew 0.6% in August 2017 in Great Britain, compared to the previous month, predominantly driven by a 1.7% rise in new work. more »

Cost pressures increase in German construction

Cost pressures increase in German construction

6 Oct 2017: Rates charged by German subcontractors at the fastest pace that has been recorded. more »

Contracts league table crashes back to reality

Contracts league table crashes back to reality

3 Oct 2017: UK construction contract awards returned to more normal levels in September 2017 after the HS2-induced heights of August. more »

Housing supply hits 10-year high

Housing supply hits 10-year high

17 Nov 2017: Latest government figures show that 183,570 new homes were built in England in the year to 31st March 2017. more »

Construction endures two consecutive quarters of decline

Construction endures two consecutive quarters of decline

13 Nov 2017: Latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that construction output shrank by 0.9% in the third quarter of 2017. more »

Construction continues to grow but contractors' profits seep away

Construction continues to grow but contractors' profits seep away

8 Nov 2017: With costs going up but tender prices static, contractors’ profit margins are in decline once again more »

NHBC numbers up 5.5% in Q3

NHBC numbers up 5.5% in Q3

26 Oct 2017: New home registrations with the National House-Building Council were up 5.5% in the UK in the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same period of 2016. more »

European construction output rises

European construction output rises

19 Oct 2017: Production in the European construction sector slipped slightly in August compared with July but was up on the same month in 2016. more »

Political risk clouds construction growth forecasts

Political risk clouds construction growth forecasts

16 Oct 2017: Construction activity will remain flat in 2018 but growth should return in 2019, according to latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association. more »

Ireland sees slowdown in growth of new orders

Ireland sees slowdown in growth of new orders

11 Oct 2017: Activity in Ireland’s construction sector has again risen sharply but growth has slowed in both new orders and employment. more »

Growth continues in Australian construction

Growth continues in Australian construction

10 Oct 2017: Australia’s construction industry has expanded for an eighth consecutive month. more »

Brexit uncertainty starts to hammer construction activity

Brexit uncertainty starts to hammer construction activity

3 Oct 2017: The latest monthly survey of construction purchasers indicates that activity shrank in September 2017 for the first time in more than a year. more »

Builders’ merchants sales up

Builders’ merchants sales up

26 Sep 2017: Builders’ merchants in Great Britain saw their aggregate sales rise 7% in July 2017 compared to July 2016. more »

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