Repair work boosts construction sector

Published:  21 February, 2011

DUBLIN: The rate of decline in the Irish construction sector eased in January according to the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) Index.

Anecdotal evidence suggested this partly reflected the end of severe weather conditions and associated repair work, with activity, new orders and employment all continuing to decrease during the month.

The PMI, which is seasonally adjusted, remained below the 50.0 no-change mark in January, posting 45.3, a slow-down in the rate of contraction since December.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.