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Construction Pulse

Construction Pulse

March 2020

Key Points

  • Construction Pulse down in March
  • Firms downgrade near-term expectations for business activity
  • And hiring intentions

Construction Pulse

March 2020

Construction Pulse

March 2020

82.9

-12.2 on previous index reading

Construction Pulse

March 2020

Building Activity

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 22%
61%
17%

Balance +4%

(-6 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

March 2020

Building Activity

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 40%
56%
4%

Balance +36%

(-6 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

March 2020

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 9%
83%
8%

Balance +1%

(-3 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

March 2020

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 18%
78%
5%

Balance +13%

(-8 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

March 2020

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 56%
42%
2%

Balance +55%

(+4 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

March 2020

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 26%
72%
2%

Balance +24%

(-8 on previous reading)