State of Trade Survey 2020 Q1

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Key survey findings include:

  • A balance of 14% of heavy side firms and 8% of light side firms reported that construction products sales declined in Q1 compared with a year earlier, the lowest balances in seven years
  • On balance, 54% of heavy side manufacturers anticipated a fall in sales in the next year, the lowest balance in nearly 10 years
  • On the light side, 92% of firms expected a decline in product sales in the next 12 months, the lowest balance in the survey’s history

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