According to the latest Trade Survey from the Construction Products Association, the recovery of the construction industry gathered momentum and was broad-based in the first quarter of 2021.

Construction product manufacturers on both the heavy side and light side recorded a quarterly rise in sales in Q1, whilst SME building contractors and chartered surveyors saw widespread growth across the sector after workloads rebounded in industrial and commercial. Nevertheless, private housing and RM&I remained the main drivers of construction activity during the first quarter due to government housing policies and growing demand for properties with more outdoor and office/study space as a result from increased homeworking.

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Market Data

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