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Construction Pulse

Construction Pulse

March 2019

Key Points

  • Construction Pulse down in March
  • Labour shortages and uncertainty key factors limiting building activity
  • 39% of firms to increase investment spending this year

Construction Pulse

March 2019

Construction Pulse

March 2019

91.1

-3.4 on previous index reading

Construction Pulse

March 2019

Building Activity

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 32%
52%
16%

Balance +16%

(-6 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

March 2019

Building Activity

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 45%
51%
4%

Balance +41%

(+5 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

March 2019

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 12%
79%
9%

Balance +3%

(-2 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

March 2019

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 25%
71%
4%

Balance +21%

(+4 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

March 2019

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 68%
31%
1%

Balance +68%

(+9 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

March 2019

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 45%
54%
1%

Balance +45%

(+5 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

March 2019

Investment Intentions

2019

Shape Created with Sketch. 39%
56%
6%

Balance +33%

Construction Pulse

March 2019

Brexit Impact on 2019 Investment Decisions*

  • No Impact 26%
  • Plans on Hold 70%
  • Cancelled Some/All Investment 3%
  • Expecting New Opportunities 0%
  • *Firms that Brexit is relevant for