Market Reports & Surveys

25th September 2023

PHMI: Positive Year-on-Year Plumbing & Heating Growth (+8.5%) for Merchants in July

The latest figures from the Plumbing & Heating Merchant Index (PHMI) report show total value sales for July 2023 through specialist plumbing and heating merchants were […]
25th September 2023

BMBI Report: May-July Builders’ Merchant Value Sales +8.5% Up on Previous 3 Months

The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report shows builders’ merchants’ value sales were down -0.4% in July compared to the same month in 2022, with […]
21st September 2023

RIBA Future Trends Survey: Optimism Falls Among Smaller Architecture Practices Amid Housing Sector Decline

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published its latest Future Trends survey, a monthly report of the business and employment trends affecting the architects’ profession.   […]
18th September 2023

BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland Construction PMI®: Sharp Slowdown in Commercial Activity Drags Index to Its Lowest Reading This Year

Key points: Housing activity also slows, but at a softer rate Input cost inflation picks-up for second successive month New orders down but employment continues to […]
13th September 2023

ONS Construction Output in Great Britain: Flatlines in 3 Months to Jul 2023

The main points: Monthly construction output is estimated to have decreased 0.5% in volume terms in July 2023; this follows a 1.6% increase in June 2023, […]
11th September 2023

Barbour ABI Snap Analysis: Spending on Infrastructure Fell Back 39% in August Whilst Education Sees a Boost in the Wake of Recent Scandals

Spending on UK infrastructure fell back 39% to £1.2bn in August after July’s £2.0bn, although contract awards overall remained relatively healthy for the second month in […]
6th September 2023

S&P Global / CIPS UK Construction PMI®: Output Rises Slightly in August But New Orders Fall at Fastest Pace Since May 2020

Key Findings: Solid upturn in commercial work helps lift construction activity Steep downturn in house building Rising borrowing costs contributes to renewed fall in orders UK […]
6th September 2023

HCOB Eurozone Construction PMI: Activity Suppressed By Falling New Order Intakes

Key findings: Activity falls at sharpest pace in 2023 so far Input demand weakens to greatest extent since May 2020 Firms remain strongly pessimistic towards year-ahead […]
6th September 2023

HCOB France Construction PMI: Marked Contraction in Housing Activity Drives Downturn in August

Key Findings: Housing sector continues to lead the downturn in construction output New orders decrease at strong pace Employment falls only marginally Operating conditions across the […]
6th September 2023

HCOB Italy Construction PMI: Activity Continued to Fall During August

Key Findings: Steepest decline in output since March New orders down for first time in three months Positive outlook leads to jobs growth August saw a […]
6th September 2023

HCOB Germany Construction PMI®: Sector Malaise Continues in August as Housing Activity Posts Sharpest Fall in Thirteen-and-a-Half Years

Key findings: Downturn led by plummeting housing activity; civil engineering ticks up Business expectations sink to nine-month low Near-record fall in input costs as pressure on […]
5th September 2023

Glenigan Construction Index: Weak Construction-Start Performance Tempered by Modest Residential Uptick

The value of underlying starts fell 5% against the preceding three months, standing 21% lower than a year ago Residential construction-starts increased 6% on the preceding […]