A disappointing start to 2019 as Brexit-related uncertainty intensifies The ONS report that construction output saw a sharp decline in December 2018, as the month-on-month series decreased by 2.8% compared to November, making this the largest month-on-month fall in growth since June 2012. Level of output in 2018, when compared to 2017 saw a 0.7% […]

Competitive Advantage has partnered with leading construction forecaster Hewes & Associates to provide you with comprehensive market insight. The Construction Outlook from Hewes & Associates provides three years of forecast data for Housing, Infrastructure, Public non-Housing, Industrial, Commercial, Repair & Maintenance. This article provides an overview of the recently released Hewes & Associates Construction Outlook: […]

Forecasting construction markets is not an exact science. The construction projects in the pipeline, the key industry drivers and the wider economic environment are known but there is a degree of uncertainty. This has certainly been demonstrated recently with Brexit. In this blog we take a look at construction forecasts, at how they work and […]

Since the EU referendum the economic outlook for the UK in general and for construction specifically has been uncertain. The recent Glenigan Breakfast Briefing, held in London on Tuesday 22nd November, provided the outlook for construction markets going into 2017. Here is my take on the event. Heightened uncertainty & sterling depreciation shocks the economy The […]

Post-Referendum there is uncertainty around the data in the near-term. Because of this the CPA have decided not to publish their standard point estimate forecasts, normally reported in their Summer Construction Industry Forecasts. Instead they have developed Construction Industry Scenarios – Summer 2016. This presents higher and lower bounds to reflect the extent of the […]

Competitive Advantage in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Marketing Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) has set up a quarterly survey to measure the impact of Brexit on Sales & Marketing in the construction sector. Please follow the link to give us your feedback and register for a free report of the findings. Here is a […]