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Construction Pulse

Construction Pulse

April 2022

Key Points

  • Construction Pulse down in April
  • Firms downgrade near-term expectations for business activity and hiring
  • 41% have ambitions to grow in the next 1 to 3 years

Construction Pulse

April 2022

Construction Pulse

April 2022

86.5

-6.8 on previous index reading

Construction Pulse

April 2022

Building Activity

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 34%
53%
13%

Balance +21%

(+4 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

April 2022

Building Activity

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 33%
53%
14%

Balance +19%

(-7 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

April 2022

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 12%
81%
7%

Balance +5%

(0 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

April 2022

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 15%
80%
5%

Balance +10%

(-10 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

April 2022

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 91%
9%
0%

Balance +91%

(+3 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

April 2022

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 82%
17%
0%

Balance +82%

(+1 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

April 2022

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

41% growth trajectory
59% less ambitious

5%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

48%Prefer to stay same size

36%Plan to grow but remain cautious

10%Intend to scale down