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Construction Pulse

Construction Pulse

July 2019

Key Points

  • Construction Pulse up in July
  • Two in five firms expect to increase basic pay over the next 12 months
  • 51% have ambitions to grow their business in the next 1 to 3 years

Construction Pulse

July 2019

Construction Pulse

July 2019

94.0

+0.6 on previous index reading

Construction Pulse

July 2019

Building Activity

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 27%
59%
13%

Balance +14%

(-6 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

July 2019

Building Activity

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 40%
55%
5%

Balance +35%

(-2 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

July 2019

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 20%
73%
8%

Balance +12%

(+9 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

July 2019

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 20%
76%
4%

Balance +15%

(-1 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

July 2019

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 56%
44%
0%

Balance +56%

(-7 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

July 2019

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 35%
64%
1%

Balance +34%

(-3 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

July 2019

Pay Intentions

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 4% 10%
2% to 4% 29%
< 2% 2%
Stay more or less the same
58%
Decrease
< 2% 1%
2% to 4% 0%
> 4% 0%

Construction Pulse

July 2019

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

51% growth trajectory
49% less ambitious

11%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

37%Prefer to stay same size

39%Plan to grow but remain cautious

12%Intend to scale down