Construction PMI – UK

A monthly gauge of construction sector activity. The CIPS PMI asks executives in the construction sector about the state of business and the current level of purchasing. These managers are tasked with gauging future construction demand, and adjusting orders for materials accordingly. The PMI summarizes the opinions of these executives to give a picture of the future of the construction sector. A higher PMI indicates that materials purchases are increasing and that the economic outlook is positive. Alternately, a lower PMI means orders for materials are down and the future outlook is less favorable. By nature, the figure is very sensitive to the business cycle and tends to match growth or decline in the economy as a whole.

The PMI is presented as an index with a value between 1-100.

Relevance: Rarely affects markets
Release schedule : 8:30 (GMT); monthly, on the first working day after the reporting month.
Revisions schedule : Minor revisions are made monthly, going back 2 or 3 months.
Source of report : Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and NTC Research
Web Address : http://www.cips.org
Address of release : http://www.cips.org/Page.asp?PageID=177&CatID=42
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AKA: CIPS Purchasing Manager’s Index: Construction

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