Construction Trade Survey August 2017

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Key survey findings include:

  • 22% of main building contractors, on balance, reported that construction output rose in the second quarter of 2017 compared with a year ago
  • 30% of specialist contractors reported a rise in output during Q2
  • 13% of civil engineers, on balance, reported an increase in workloads during Q2
  • On balance, 24% of SME contractors reported increased workloads in Q2 compared to three months earlier
  • Main contractors reported higher orders in private housing and both housing and non-housing R&M
  • 3% of civil engineering firms reported an increase in new orders in Q2, on balance
  • 36% of SMEs and 20% of specialist contractors reported an increase in enquiries in Q2, on balance
  • Overall costs increased for 84% of civil engineering contractors, whilst 88% of main contractors, 87% of heavy side manufacturers and all light side manufacturers reported raw materials costs rose in Q2

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