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Ulster Bank PMI shows construction activity hits 15-month high

14 Jun , 2017  

Irish construction activity rose at a sharp and accelerated pace in May as new business expanded. This is according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – it rose to 63.6 in May from 61.3 in April. The reading signalled […]

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Purchasing activity at the second-fastest pace in the Ulster Bank PMI survey’s history

10 Apr , 2017  

In the Ulster Bank PMI March 2017 new order growth was sharp and only marginally weaker than in February. Constructors responded by raising their own input buying and employment levels. Business confidence remained positive as firms generally expect recent improvements to continue over the coming year. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – […]

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Ulster Bank Construction PMI reflects growth from new orders

10 Oct , 2016  

The third quarter saw and expansion in the Irish Construction sector with the Ulster Bank Construction PMI up to 58.7 in September. Rising workloads fed through to increases in purchasing activity and employment, while sentiment around the prospects for future growth remained strongly positive. The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index – a seasonally adjusted […]

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Ulster Bank Construction PMI reports sharpest increase in new business for seven months

8 Feb , 2016  

Growth in the Irish construction sector strengthened at the start of 2016, with activity rising at the fastest pace in seven months on the back of an accelerated expansion in new business according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction PMI report. This encouraged firms to take on extra staff and increase their purchasing activity, while […]

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