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After a strong first quarter, mostly driven by stockpiling ahead of the original 29 March Brexit date, construction product manufacturers reported a weak performance in Q2.

6% of heavy side firms reported a quarterly decline in sales in Q2, whilst on the light side, only 9% of firms reported an increase. Both balances deteriorated from Q1 and were the weakest in nearly two years, due to heightened economic and political uncertainty, unseasonably poor weather and, to some extent, the unwinding of earlier Brexit-related stockpiling.

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