New business boosts activity in the building sector in November

Activity has increased in each of the past 27 months, the Ulster Bank survey showed

14th December, 2015
The new orders index rose to a five-month high in November

Activity in the building sector rose again in November, the 27th consecutive month in which it has expanded, helped by the growth of new business, the latest survey of the construction industry shows.

The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers' index (PMI) stood at 55.5 last month, below the 56.3 recorded in October but still well above the 50 level that separates expansion from contraction.

All three major sectors recorded expansion for the third month in a row, with...

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