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19 MAR 2019

Global Construction Monitor

The Global Construction monitors are a sentiment indicator of the construction and infrastructure markets in the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Middle East and Africa.

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Highlights from the latest edition

Recovery across the global construction market is gaining pace in the second quarter of 2021, with the latest feedback showing sentiment in all world regions sitting in positive territory once again. Highlights from the latest Global Construction Monitor include:

  • The Global Construction Activity Index picked up to +25 in Q2 at the global level, marking a significant turnaround relative to the low of -24 in Q2 of last year
  • Construction sector in positive territory in all global regions, with Europe posting especially strong growth
  • Pressures on material costs were highlighted by 83% of respondents as the greatest impediment holding back construction activity
  • Positive increases in workloads reported across all sectors recorded, with infrastructure leading the way
  • Employment levels set to pick up, with headcounts predicted to rise in the majority of markets, a substantial improvement relative to the same period in 2020

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