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Construction Sector Set to Grow
Figures from the Construction Products Association suggest that the construction sector is demonstrating strong growth. According to the association’s forecasts, construction output is set to increase by 4.5% this year and by a further 4.8% in 2015.
Its figures show that private housing starts are likely to increase by 18% this year and a further 10% in 2015. Commercial office construction is set to rise by 7% this year and a further 10% in 2015.
The association’s economics director, Noble Francis, said: "One year since the construction recovery began, activity is becoming firmly entrenched … The construction industry is now on track to grow 18% by 2017 and contribute an additional £20 billion to the UK economy.”
Dr Francis added: "The recovery in the housing market has also benefitted the private housing repair, maintenance and improvement sub-sector.”
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