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Recovery a long way off as industry awaits housing recovery

Posted by: Simon Rawlinson, Fri, 19 Jun 2009

April's improved new orders figures from the Office of National Statistics - up 17% on March - brought some cheer, with encouraging signs of activity from housebuilding and other sectors. However, given that the first quarter numbers were the worst since records began in 1983, recovery is a way off - volumes are 40% down on this time last year.

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