Construction Trade Survey August 2020

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Following on from the Q1 Construction Trade Survey that captured only one week of the nationwide lockdown in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), surveys for the second quarter reveal the extent to which the construction supply chain was affected by public health measures. Construction was permitted to continue during lockdown in England, but was restricted to coronavirus-related work and essential repairs or maintenance only in Scotland, which accounts for around 8% of construction output in Great Britain. However, widespread pauses in site activity were reported across the UK, particularly in house building and commercial. Not surprisingly, sales of construction products and materials, contractor workloads and surveyor workloads all experienced one of their worst contractions in history in Q2.

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