All CE Barometer Articles

Question of the month: Credit conditions
For the third year running in April, CE asked respondents to the survey about their experiences gaining credit compared to a year ago.
CE Barometer April 2011: Spring strength
The CE Barometer enojyed a third straight month of strong results in April, resulting from up-beat responses.
Question of the month: New build looks best
Respondents to the March CE Barometer survey think new build sectors will be the most attractive this year - particularly civil engineering. It is a complete reversal from the sentiment a year ago.
CE Barometer March 2011: Recovery sustained
March saw the CE Barometer retain the gains it made from February, when sentiment bounced-back after tough winter conditions the traditional New Year break in activity.
CE Barometer February 2011: Strong rebound
Overall confidence in the European construction industry at its highest since late 2007
CE Barometer January 2011: Seasonal dip
January’s CE Barometer survey showed the normal seasonal slowdown in current activity. However, prospects for the future remained buoyant.
CE Barometer November 2010: No change
Although November saw some improvement in the future outlook for the construction industry, month-on-month activity still looked weak as the winter weather began to threaten.
CE Barometer October 2010: Sentiment still soft
October saw sentiment on European construction activity soften again, although it remained comfortably in positive territory.
CE Barometer September 2010: Still slowing
Month-on-month construciton activity slowed again in September, but the industry remained up beat about future prospects.
CE Barometer August 2010: Mixed messages
The industry is still confident about the future, but there was a slowdown in August. Was it a seasonal slowdown or a more profound change.
CE Barometer July 2010: Summer lull
The strength of sentiment in the European construction industry fell back in July – a worrying sign or just the normal seasonal lull?
CE Barometer June 2010: Stable recovery
The recovery in European construction continued in June, with the CE Barometer almost unmoved from the positive results of the previous month.
Question of the month May 2010
What effect did the volcanic eruptions in Iceland, and ensuing travel problems have on your business?
CE Barometer May 2010: Recovery gains momentum
The results of May’s CE barometer survey painted a picture of continued recovery, with the industry having returned to growth in April. Chris Sleight reports.
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