Growth in Britain’s construction sector fell to a three-month low in December, though businesses struck a more upbeat tone for the coming year despite Brexit uncertainty delaying commercial projects, a survey showed on Thursday.
The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 52.8 from 53.4 in November, broadly in line with the consensus expectation of 52.9 in a Reuters poll of economists.
The fastest upturn in civil engineering activity since May 2017 was not enough to counter a slowdown in housebuilding and commercial construction, the survey showed.
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