There were signs that the extended period of growth experienced by the construction supply chain began to ease in the second quarter of 2022, with cost inflation dominating the headlines of industry surveys. Whilst net balances for construction product manufacturers’ sales and SME contractors’ workloads continued to show growth, they were the lowest since 2020 Q4 and were accompanied by product manufacturers anticipating a fall in sales over the next 12 months and SMEs reporting that enquiries slowed significantly from recent quarters, including falls for new house building and the industrial and commercial sectors

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