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  • Monthly new work output
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    Market forecast: High hopes

    2021-05-10T05:00:00Z

    While sentiment is high for a recovery, new orders are not fully mirroring this optimism, and a supply crunch is hitting the materials chain hard

  • Optimism
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    Market forecast: Uncertainty looms

    2021-02-12T05:00:00Z

    There are signs of an increase in output, but ongoing uncertainty around covid lockdowns and Brexit red tape make the future harder to predict

  • Screenshot 2020-11-20 at 09.28.22
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    Market forecast: A slow recovery

    2020-11-23T05:00:00Z

    Construction output and sentiment have regained much ground after their collapse amid the initial lockdown, but ongoing uncertainty means recovery is wobbly

  • Business sentiment 2
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    Market forecast: Rising, but for how long?

    2020-08-13T05:00:00Z

    While the initial bounce-back looks to be V-shaped, there are strong reasons to believe that could change in the medium term as downside risks materialise

  • CBI Business Optimism Index
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    Market forecast: Recovery scenarios

    2020-05-15T06:00:00Z

    Our regular market forecasts on output, activity, costs and tender prices include an analysis of three different scenarios for recovery from the pandemic’s economic impact

  • Yearly % change Market Forecast Q4 2019 2020-02-13 at 16.18.48
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    Market forecast: Output rises

    2020-02-17T06:00:00Z

    New work output expanded in the latest quarter to a year-on-year figure of 4%

  • Aecom-indices
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    Market forecast: New work grows – just

    2019-11-14T07:38:00Z

    New work output saw a little expansion in Q2, but, year-on-year, new orders slipped after a minor rebound in Q1 as Brexit uncertainty continues to make itself felt

  • Aecom-indices
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    Market forecast Q2 2019: Slowing down

    2019-08-23T10:41:00Z

    All construction work output experienced a fillip in Q1 2019, while tender prices increased over the year at Q2 2019

  • Aecom-indices
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    Market forecast Q1 2019: Slowing down

    2019-05-20T05:00:00Z

    Tender prices are likely to rise at a slower rate over the next couple of years, as output wavers and business confidence stays low

  • Aecom-indices
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    Market forecast Q4 2018: Losing confidence

    2019-02-14T06:00:00Z

    Tender prices in the year to Q4 kept climbing in the wake of rising building costs, as construction output rebounded in Q3 – but new orders dropped

  • Aecom-indices
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    Market forecast: Past the peak

    2018-11-15T07:00:00Z

    The initial market reaction to the Brexit vote was muted, with output soon recovering strongly, but the trend seems likely to have turned, just as our exit from the EU is imminent. Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports

  • New-Work-Output-by-Sector
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    Market forecast: Treading water

    2018-08-10T06:00:00Z

    The industry is still looking strong, with growth and confidence holding up, but some weaker areas are beginning to show even as supply constraints continue

  • AECOM indices
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    Market forecast: On the slide?

    2018-05-18T11:37:00Z

    Brexit looms ever larger, with no answers as yet, while output continues a gradual decline and firms struggle to turn rising input cost pressures into higher market selling prices

  • Aecom indices
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    Market forecast: Maintaining margins

    2018-02-14T06:30:00Z

    Technically the construction industry is in a recession, but many firms continue to report stable activity levels for now

  • Graph3
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    Market forecast: Holding steady?

    2017-11-16T06:00:00Z

    Technically the construction industry is in a recession, but many firms continue to report stable activity levels for now

  • Aecom indices for market forecast 28 August issue
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    Market forecast: Consistently uncertain

    2017-08-08T07:00:00Z

    Construction data – both hard and soft – remains consistently inconsistent. Overall construction activity is slowing, but this doesn’t tell the full story

  • New work output - sector changes indexed to Q2 2010
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    Market forecast: Carry on regardless

    2017-05-16T06:00:00Z

    The UK construction industry maintained notable growth rates and posted high output numbers but uncertainty endures on both the domestic and international stage

  • UK construction quarterly output
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    Market forecast: Still on the up

    2017-02-14T06:00:00Z

    The trend continues for rising optimism and workload, though materials costs and wage rates are also increasing, while market uncertainty may have some surprises to pull, says Michael Hubbard of Aecom

  • Aecom Indices
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    Market forecast: Medium term limbo

    2016-11-17T06:00:00Z

    Brexit continues to cause uncertainty, with increasingly mixed views about the medium-to-long-term emerging across the market. But as Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports, for now, business is looking good

  • Market Forecast August 2016 A
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    Market forecast: Not the whole story

    2016-08-08T12:47:00Z

    As we look at the Q2 figures, people are ready to blame Brexit for plunging the UK construction economy into a darker period. But the reality is more complex. Michael Hubbard of Aecom reports