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Latest Forecasts

Construction Outlook: October 2019

Our latest GB construction forecasts take account of the most recent ONS construction output release (October 2019) which contains historical data revisions. The new data set show output rising by just 0.1% in 2018 , while over the twelve months to June 2019 output increased by 1.5%. This reading, along with weaker orders and economic … Read More

Construction Outlook: July 2019

The latest GB construction data reveal change, with five years of growth giving way to near stability in 2018. The 0.3% of growth recorded for 2018 – a figure revised from the first estimate of 0.7% growth – was the result of decline in public non-housing and commercial building, alongside weaker growth in private housing. … Read More

Construction Regions: May 2019

Hewes & Associates’ latest regional construction forecast provides new work output forecasts (public & private housing, infrastructure, public non-housing, industrial, commercial) and repair & maintenance output forecasts (housing, public non-housing, private non-housing, infrastructure) for all 11 regions of Great Britain, covering the years 2019 – 2021.  Macro-economic forecasts for each region are also included, as … Read More

Construction Outlook: April 2019

The latest data reveal GB construction output growth weakening from 7% in 2017 to 0.7% in 2018 – the weakest pace of growth since 2012.  Underlying this were sharp declines in public non-housing and commercial building, alongside less robust growth in private residential. Over the next few years we expect the volume of construction output … Read More

Construction Outlook: January 2019

The latest ONS data show GB construction output growth weakening from 7% in 2017, to 1.4% by 2018 Q3. We estimate growth of 1.5% for 2018, while for 2019 we expect output to decline by around 1.5%. Output is forecast to fall again in 2020. The growth slowdown seen in 2018 relates to repair & … Read More

Construction Regions: November 2018

Hewes & Associates’ latest regional construction forecast provides new work output forecasts (public & private housing, infrastructure, public non-housing, industrial, commercial) and repair & maintenance output forecasts (housing, public non-housing, private non-housing, infrastructure) for all 11 regions of Great Britain, covering the years 2018 – 2020.  Macro-economic forecasts for each region are also included, as … Read More

Construction Outlook: October 2018

The latest ONS data show the volume of GB construction output rising by around 6% in 2017. With this rise, industry output is almost 30% above that in 2012. By the end of 2018, private housing, now the largest GB construction market, will be double the volume seen in 2012. Help to Buy has underpinned … Read More

Construction Outlook: July 2018

The latest ONS data show the volume of GB construction output rising by close to 6% in 2017. With this rise industry output is 27% above that in 2012. Private housing and commercial building have been the principal growth drivers since 2012, although the outlook for these markets is one of change. Weak business confidence … Read More

Construction Regions: May 2018

Hewes & Associates’ latest regional construction forecast provides new work output forecasts (public & private housing, infrastructure, public non-housing, industrial, commercial) and repair & maintenance output forecasts (housing, public non-housing, private non-housing, infrastructure) for all 11 regions of Great Britain, covering the years 2018 – 2020.  Macro-economic forecasts for each region are also included, as … Read More