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Construction Pulse

Construction Pulse

July 2020

Key Points

  • Construction Pulse up in July
  • Improvement in recent trading conditions
  • Near-term expectations for business activity upgraded

Construction Pulse

July 2020

Construction Pulse

July 2020

74.0

+17.9 on previous index reading

Construction Pulse

July 2020

Building Activity

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 18%
22%
60%

Balance -41%

(+40 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

July 2020

Building Activity

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 45%
42%
13%

Balance +32%

(+2 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

July 2020

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 6%
78%
16%

Balance -11%

(+14 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

July 2020

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 14%
75%
11%

Balance +3%

(+1 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

July 2020

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 36%
53%
10%

Balance +26%

(+12 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

July 2020

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 18%
73%
8%

Balance +10%

(+7 on previous reading)

Construction Pulse

July 2020

Pay Intentions

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 4% 2%
2% to 4% 12%
< 2% 2%
Stay more or less the same
77%
Decrease
< 2% 1%
2% to 4% 1%
> 4% 6%

Construction Pulse

July 2020

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

46% growth trajectory
54% less ambitious

8%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

40%Prefer to stay same size

38%Plan to grow but remain cautious

14%Intend to scale down