Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Construction's expansion eases in January

Construction growth across the UK eased in January but still remained robust, the latest figures published today by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply show.
Headline figures indicated that overall the industry grew - posting a figure on the CIPS index of 55.5 - where a figure above 50 indicates growth, below 50 a contraction in the sector and 50 shows no growth.

Civil engineering work spiralled downwards recording a figure of 47.4 on the index, indicating the market is shrinking and at a faster rate than it did in January.

Overall, general housing and construction grew as did new orders and input prices but at a slower rate compared to December.

Related links:

Latest News index

Contact the newsdesk