Markit/CIPS Construction PMI



Purchasing managers report loss of construction momentum in August

Activity in the UK construction sector last month lost the momentum it had gained in July, according to the latest report from purchasing managers who cited economic uncertainty and a wait-and-see approach among clients.

Published 4 September 2020

New orders up but pace of change insufficient to prevent additional job cuts

UK construction companies signalled a sharp and accelerated expansion of business activity during July led by another strong increase in house building, according to the latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK report.

Published 6 August 2020

Construction rebounds in June as site reopenings gather pace

The phased return of work on construction sites across the UK resulted in a sharp turnaround in the performance of the sector last month with the fastest rise in activity for nearly two years.

Published 6 July 2020

Construction buyers report activity collapse of ‘historic proportions’

Construction activity suffered a substantial weakening in April as coronavirus-related restrictions increasingly hampered activity and construction sites were closed.

Published 6 May 2020

UK construction activity contracts at fastest rate since April 2009

Construction suffered its steepest drop in output for nearly 11 years in March as coronavirus-related restrictions increasingly hampered activity and construction sites were closed.

Published 6 April 2020

Construction returns to growth with sharpest rise in output since December 2018

UK construction companies signalled a return to business activity growth during February, following a nine-month period of declining workloads.

Published 3 March 2020

Construction begins recovery as optimism hits near two-year high

UK construction firms have reported a boost from receding political uncertainty with business optimism rebounded to its highest since April 2018.

Published 4 February 2020

Construction output continues decline as new orders crumble

The UK’s construction sector suffered another sharp reduction in construction output last month as political uncertainty and subdued client demand led to a downturn across all three broad categories of activity.

Published 6 January 2020

Wet November contributes to further fall in construction activity

UK construction companies recorded another drop in business activity during November; however the pace of decline moderated to its slowest since July.

Published 3 December 2019

Construction output falls at slower rate in October

The latest monthly survey of construction purchasing managers has pointed to a sustained decline in UK construction output, with overall volumes of work falling for the sixth consecutive month.

Published 4 November 2019

UK construction sector ‘firmly stuck in a downturn’

Building activity has fallen at the second-fastest rate since April 2009, new figures have revealed.

Published 2 October 2019

Output contracts for fourth consecutive month as new orders fall at fastest pace for a decade

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has called on the UK Government to bring an end to the threat of ‘no deal’ after new data found that construction output has contracted for the fourth month in a row and new orders fell at the fastest pace for over ten years.

Published 3 September 2019

UK construction output declines for third consecutive month

Output in the UK construction sector declined for the third month running in July as lower volumes of work were recorded across all three broad categories of activity.

Published 2 August 2019

Construction output plummets at steepest rate since April 2009

Activity in the UK construction sector declined for the second month running in June, with house-building experiencing its sharpest drop for three years and new orders shrinking as political uncertainty hits client confidence.

Published 2 July 2019

Construction sector records sharpest drop in workforce in six-and-a-half years

Activity in the UK construction sector fell back into negative territory last month as the sector recorded the sharpest drop in workforce number since November 2012.

Published 4 June 2019