All CE Barometer Articles

CE Barometer November: Confidence collapses
After two months of wavering, confidence in the European construction sector took a dramatic turn for the worse in November.
CE Barometer October: Market stays flat
Another weak set of results point to a flat European construction industry.
CE Barometer September 2011: Confidence still soft
A third straight month of weak results for the CE Barometer could point to a fundamental slowdown in the industry rather than just the normal seasonal lull.
CE Barometer August 2011: Fresh low in current confidence
Slowdown in August and July could be more than a seasonal factor.
CE Barometer July 2011: Confidence falls again
A steep fall in European construction industry confidence in July may mean there is more than just a summer slowdown taking place in the market.
CE Barometer June 2011: Slowdown or seasonal lull?
Sentiment on the European construction industry stayed in positive territory in May, but there was a noticeable dip in the strength of those feelings.
CE Barometer May 2011: Buoyancy continues
Confidence in the European construction industry remained robust and positive in May. Chris Sleight reports.
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?
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