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CECA: Infrastructure growth shoring up economy   10th March 2017

Civils contractors today said that sustained growth in construction output and orders show that the sector is continuing to underpin stability in the British economy.

The Office for National Statistics today published statistics that construction output grew on a 3 month on 3 month basis by 1.8%. Infrastructure output grew month-on-month for the third time in a row, increasing 3.5 per cent in January 2017.

The annual volume of new orders in the construction industry is now at its highest level since 2008.

Commenting, head of external affairs for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Marie-Claude Hemming said: “Today’s figures demonstrate that the construction sector is continuing to perform well and underpin the UK economy.

“Most notably, the steady performance of the infrastructure sector is sustaining economic growth and delivering UK jobs. 

“On the eve of the UK’s Brexit negotiations, it is vital that we continue to invest in projects and skills to allow this key sector to deliver for British businesses and communities across England, Scotland, and Wales.”
  

 

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