Economic Publications

State of Trade Survey

Underpinned by a comprehensive survey of our members, the CPA State of Trade Survey provides timely analysis of current trends in the construction products manufacturing sector and an assessment of likely trading conditions going forward. In addition to sales, the report includes analysis of trends in employment, cost inflation, capacity utilisation and international trade. It distinguishes between the experience of manufacturers of heavy side products (typically used in the early stages of the construction process) and light side firms (producing products used internally and at a later stage in the build).