The latest Constuction Trade Survey which captures the second quarter of 2020 reveals the extent to which the construction supply chain was affected by public health measures as a result of the nationwide lockdown in response to COVID-19.
Construction was permitted to continue during lockdown in England, but was restricted to coronavirus-related work and essential repairs or maintenance only in Scotland, which accounts for around 8% of construction output in Great Britain. However, widespread pauses in site activity were reported across the UK, particularly in house building and commercial. Not surprisingly, sales of construction products and materials, contractor workloads and surveyor workloads all experienced one of their worst contractions in history in Q2.
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