Growth in Britain’s construction industry accelerated to a four-month high in April, adding to tentative signs that the economy might be recovering a little momentum after a lacklustre start to 2017, a survey showed on Wednesday.
The Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 53.1 from 52.2 in March, against forecasts in a Reuters poll of economists for a slight fall.
Civil engineering grew at the fastest pace in just over a year and growth in house-building hit a four-month high.
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