Construction market trends

US | homebuilding in July dropped to the lowest level in 18 months on rising interest rates and prices of construction materials.

Europe | Eurozone construction remains burdened by scarcity of labour and material shortages.

China | Residential sector remains under pressure due to government crackdown on property industry excesses and zero-covid policy. Recent loosening of restrictions aiding property sales.

India | New investment projects and government capital expenditure to continue supporting construction.

Technical trends

Building products in the digital age: It’s hard to ‘get smart’

Opportunity or threat? Innovation is perceived as a double-edged sword in the building products sector, but the winners will be those who dare to take risks.

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