Construction market trends

US | Private residential output up 1.3% m-o-m (13.4% y-o-y); building permits up 0.5% m-o-m (0.6% y-o-y) to 1.899 million units & highest since 2006.

Europe | Improvement in construction driven by homebuilding & civil engineering but input cost inflation main risk to outlook.

US | Private non-residential output up 1.8% m-o-m (7.3% y-o-y). Architecture Billings Index (ABI) fell to 51 in January from 52 in December (>50, expansion).

India | Core sector growth slowed but remains stable.

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