Posts Tagged: construction

Construction activity declines at fastest pace since 2013

Activity in the construction sector fell at the sharpest rate since June 2013, according to the latest Ulster Bank Purchasing Managers Index. Activity in the construction sector fell at the sharpest rate since June 2013, according to the latest Ulster Bank Purchasing Managers Index. The index, which tracks changes in total construction activity, fell to… Read more »

Activity in construction industry sees first slowdown in 6 years

Activity in construction industry sees first slowdown in 6 years Activity in the construction sector contracted for the the first time in over six years in September, Ulster Bank’s latest Purchasing Manager’s Index reveals. The PMI fell to 48.3 in September, a significant drop from 53.7 recorded in August. Any figure under 50 signals a… Read more »

Construction activity growth quickens in April despite Brexit concerns

Construction activity growth quickens in April despite Brexit concerns Construction activity rose sharply last month with April marking the 68th consecutive month of stronger construction activity in Ireland. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index – which tracks changes in total construction activity – rose to 56.6 in April up from 55.9 in March. Ulster… Read more »

Apartments on the rise as house-building slows

Apartments on the rise as house-building slows The number of apartments built here increased 64pc in the first three months of the year, driven by investment from so-called ‘cuckoo funds’. At the same time there has been a slow-down in the pace of new house-building, which has clocked up the slowest increase since 2013. The… Read more »

Dublin 7th most expensive place in the world to build

Dublin 7th most expensive place in the world to build Dublin is the seventh most expensive place in the world to build, with average construction costs at $3,245.10 per metre squared, a new report shows. The International Construction Market Survey, from global professional services company Turner & Townsend, shows that San Francisco takes the top… Read more »

Housebuilding boosts ‘robust’ construction growth

Housebuilding boosts ‘robust’ construction growth Construction sector output remained strong in March, and was led by housebuilding for the third month in a row, according to the latest industry figures. Ulster Bank’s construction industry purchasing managers index (PMI) tracks output and sentiment among hundreds of managers month to month. The latest PMI reading of 55.9… Read more »

Pace of construction activity growth slows in March

Pace of construction activity growth slows in March The pace of expansion in construction activity eased in March, the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers Index shows. The index eased to 55.9 in March from 60.5 in February, but Ulster Bank said this follows a very strong February performance and the still-robust level of the… Read more »