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Economic indicators: construction

Economic indicators for the construction industry are available from a number of sources, including government and professional bodies. On this page you can access reports and online resources providing statistics and commentary.

Online articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

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Useful links 

Building and Construction
Home page for publications and data tables on the construction industry produced by the Office for National Statistics.

Construction and Products Association
Corporate and industry publications from the UK trade association. Includes research reports with long-term projections for the construction industry.

Construction PMI
The monthly releases for the Markit / CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index provide an insight into construction production and the performance of the sector. The index is 'based on data compiled from monthly replies to questionnaires sent to purchasing executives in over 170 construction  companies'. Search down the list of press releases for 'Global / CIPS UK Services PMI'. Other countries data is also available.

Construction Statistics
Annual report showing statistical trends in the sector, including output cost and price indices, compiled by the Office for National Statistics.

RICS Global Construction Monitor
Quarterly data on Global, UK national and regional construction workloads, employment and profit from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Their UK Chart book also contains a section on construction - giving a monthly snapshot of the UK economy.

Further resources

ICAEW maintains an Industry Guide for UK and global construction, featuring market research reports, statistics, trade bodies and trade journals.

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