Construction industry grew again in November - PMI
THE construction industry grew again in November although the reading was down slightly on the previous month.
The index had a reading of 63.5 in November, down from 64.9 in October but it has still risen for 15 months in a row.
Three quarters of building firms said they expect business to improve in the coming year.
The index examines housing, commercial activity and civil engineering.
"Activity trends are being underpinned by substantial increases in new business flows, with companies attributing the latest expansion to general improvements in the construction market and stronger economic confidence," commented Ulster Bank's chief economist Simon Barry.