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CPA’s State of Trade Survey finds “split in performance” in 2023

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The Construction Products Association reports that in its latest State of Trade Survey that 67% of heavy side and 64% of light side manufacturers cited “demand” as the key concern for sales. The survey found that in 2023 Q2, a balance of 47% of heavy side manufacturers reported that sales …

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Heavy material sales slide on housing slow-up

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Heavy side building material producers have reported falling sales due to a slow-up in project starts for a second quarter. That’s according to the latest Construction Products Association’s State of Trade Survey for the last quarter of 2022, which found that, conversely, light side product sales have held up supported …

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Heavyside sales to slow down, say suppliers

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Sales of heavy building materials are predicted to slow down, according to the latest trade survey of members of the Construction Products Association. According to the report, nearly a third of heavyside producers expect sales to fall in the third quarter, with 56% anticipating that sales will fall by up …

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Local builders hit by delays and soaring costs, says FMB NI


According to the latest Federation of Master Builders (FMB) State of Trade Survey, prices are hitting bottom lines with 98% of builders having experienced material cost increases, with 83% passing these costs onto the customer. Material shortages and a lack of skills still plague the sector causing job delays for …

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