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US construction starts fall 7%

24 Jul 2016: New construction starts in the USA dropped 7% in June compared to May, to an annual rate of US$595.1bn (£454bn). more »

Fall for UK and rise for Sweden in latest European construction stats

20 Jul 2016: The latest figures from the EU’s statistical office see the UK amongst the losers while Sweden comes out on top. more »

Construction output fell in May as house-building slows again

15 Jul 2016: Construction output in May 2016 is estimated to have decreased by 2.1% compared with April 2016. more »

Second quarter growth for sales of construction products

11 Jul 2016: The Construction Product Association’s latest state of trade survey reports continued growth in sales of construction products in the second quarter of 2016. more »

Slowdown in German construction continues

7 Jul 2016: Growth of construction output in Germany has slowed to a marginal pace. more »

Construction fatalities rise 23%

6 Jul 2016: Latest figures from the Health & Safety Executive show that 43 construction workers were killed in the workplace in the year to 31st March 2016. more »

Fears mount on back of industry indicators

5 Jul 2016: Industry representatives have been swift to respond to yesterday’s news that UK construction hit a seven-year low in June. more »

Councils make progress in procurement paperwork

5 Jul 2016: More than a third of English local authorities are now using the PAS 91 standard pre-qualification questionnaire for their construction procurement, a survey suggests. more »

Construction PMI hits seven-year low

4 Jul 2016: The month of the EU referendum saw the UK construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) dive into negative territory for the first time in more than three years. more »

Scottish confidence collapses

1 Jul 2016: Confidence among Scottish construction companies has dived into negative territory in the wake of the Brexit vote. more »

Solid growth in the commercial sector

23 Jun 2016: UK office construction reached a post-recession peak in the first quarter of 2016, according to latest analysis, with more than £2bn worth of contracts awarded. more »

European construction stats show mixed fortunes

22 Jun 2016: Output in the construction sector was down by 0.2% in the Eurozone in April compared to March, but up by 0.4% overall across the 28 countries of the EU (EU28). more »

Scottish construction jobs in decline

16 Jun 2016: Employment in the Scottish construction industry fell by 1,000 to 188,000 during the first three months of 2016. more »

Scottish builders blame tax change for slump in industrial construction

14 Jun 2016: Latest statistics for the Scottish construction industry show activity in the private industrial sector fell to its lowest level since 1988 over the year to March 2016. more »

Irish construction employment grows

13 Jun 2016: The rate of job creation in Ireland’s construction sector ticked up slightly in May although the growth in new orders eased for the third month running. more »

New orders slow, civils see 18% fall

13 Jun 2016: Latest data for the Office for National Statistics indicates that output in the construction industry increased by 2.5% in April 2016 compared to the previous month but was down 3.7% on April 2015. more »

Construction salaries rise 6.5% in past year

8 Jun 2016: Number crunchers at online recruitment service CV-Library report that advertised salaries across the construction industry jumped by 6.5% in May 2016 compared to May 2015. more »

Referendum blamed as construction growth dries up

2 Jun 2016: The Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dipped again last month as the industry appears to be stagnating amid EU referendum uncertainty. more »

Zurich tops list of most expensive places to build

1 Jun 2016: Zurich and New York are the world’s most expensive places in which to build, closely followed by London. more »

English first-quarter housing starts down 9% year-on-year

27 May 2016: House-building activity in England has taken a dip this year but remains officially at its highest level since 2008 crash. more »

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