Irish construction remains down

Published:  09 March, 2010

DUBLIN: Business conditions at Irish construction firms worsened again in February, according to data released yesterday.

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index showed activity declined sharply but the pace of contraction was the weakest in 27 months.

The index rose to 40.4 in February, from 36.1 in the previous month to signal a further substantial fall of activity in the sector.

Less new business was the main factor driving the reduction in activity.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

We have vacancies all over the UK for those who work within the Building Supplies sector.

Guest Blog by Michael Barnett
A Bright future predicted for housing construction

One of the major talking points in the wake of the Brexit decision has been around the country’s current housing shortage with a YouGov poll from this year revealing that first time house buyers are now 38-years-old, on average.

Events Diary