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Construction Pulse

Construction Pulse

August 2020

Key Points

  • Construction Pulse down in August
  • 49% of firms reporting an increase in non-labour input costs over the past 3 months
  • 68% to keep selling prices unchanged in the near term

Construction Pulse

August 2020

Construction Pulse

August 2020

65.4

-8.6 on previous index reading

Construction Pulse

August 2020

Building Activity

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 27%
30%
44%

Balance -17%

(+24 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

August 2020

Building Activity

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 27%
54%
19%

Balance +8%

(-24 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

August 2020

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 10%
72%
18%

Balance -8%

(+3 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

August 2020

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 13%
77%
9%

Balance +4%

(+1 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

August 2020

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 49%
44%
7%

Balance +41%

(+15 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

August 2020

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 24%
68%
8%

Balance +15%

(+5 on previous reading)