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Construction growth for Poland
Polish construction industry will see increased growth in the coming years, following the challenging years of 2009 and 2010.
EIC reports cross-border construction decline
Workload and contract wins fell in 2009, but emerging markets gained in importance for internationally active European contractors.
German sales on the up
German construction equipment orders rose between January and August - recovery set to continue into New Year.
Building materials pessimism
European building materials no longer expected to pick up in the second half of this year, says report
European rental sentiment steady in third quarter
Business confidence in the European rental sector in the third quarter of 2010 showed little dramatic improvement on the previous quarter, although sentiment remains markedly better than at the start of the year.
US construction spending edged up in August
Public activity drives +0.4% month-on-month rise, but weakness persists in private construction.
US construction employment picks up
August sees rises in month-on-month and annual job creation, but AGC warns they could be temporary improvements.
US brick and block demand to reach 12.4 billion units in 2014
Demand for brick and block products projected to increase +12% annually to 12.4 billion units (US$ 8 billion), in 2014, according to Freedonia Group report.
Global construction output to grow +70% over next decade
World market to be worth US$ 12.7 trillion by 2020
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Tough conditions persist for Australian construction industry
Tough conditions across Australia's construction industry kept the sector in negative territory in August according to the latest Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI.)
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US construction spending falls in July
US$ 110 billion year-on-year decline in non-residential work deflates industry.
European equipment market to see slow recovery
Weak business confidence will see unit sales grow just +4% this year.
Chinese equipment market sees massive surge
Stimulus spending is driving unprecedented demand for excavators.
UAE tops US$ 1.3 trillion GCC construction market with growth expected in 2011
A new Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry study has shown that more than US$ 714.8 billion of construction projects are currently at the design stage or under construction in the UAE
Residential construction to head non-residential in US recovery
The latest 'US Building Materials Forecast' produced by IHS Global Insight predicts that residential construction activity in the US will begin to see improvement this year, while non-residential construction will not recover before 2011.
European construction output still falling
The latest figures from Eurostat show that construction output in the EU fell -2,4% in May compared to a year ago. In the 16 country Euro zone, the drop in output was even greater with a -6,3% fall.
Komatsu increases forecasts
Better than expected growth in Asia and Latin America will mean more sales and profit this year.
Euroconstruct sees 2011 recovery
Construction output in Europe is expected to shrink another –4,0% overall this year before returning to moderate growth in 2011.
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