UK construction industry grows for fifth consecutive month
Britain’s construction industry maintained its run of strong growth for the fifth month in September, according to the CIPS/Markit survey of purchasing managers in the sector, reports The Guardian.
Markit said construction companies ended the third quarter of 2013 with “a strong expansion of overall output levels and a further improvement in their new order books”.
A slight dip in growth from a soaring month of expansion in August failed to dent confidence in industry boardrooms for the year ahead. The degree of positive sentiment was the highest since April 2010.
Higher-than-expected order books also boosted employment numbers for the fourth consecutive month. Job creation reached its fastest for just under six years.