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Every month Construction Europe magazine conducts a business confidence survey called the CE Barometer. The survey is a powerful way of tracking business sentiment and trends in Europe’s construction industry.

Below, you can view the archive of surveys for the past 10 years, including the most recent results.

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CE Barometer for October 2022
A positive outlook remains, despite current challenges in the construction industry
CE Barometer for August 2022
Positive outlook remains, despite many current challenges in construction
CE Barometer for July 2022
A drop in current business levels contrasts with a somewhat surprising confidence in the future
CE Barometer for June 2022
Current business ‘bounce’ can’t hide concerns over future business levels
CE Barometer for May 2022
Mixed responses from Construction Europe survey speak to the current uncertainty
Outlook for French construction
French construction is expected to see a mostly postive year according to IHS Markit’s Scott Hazelton
CE Barometer for April 2022
While the current situation is challenging, the industry remains cautiously optimisitic
CE Barometer for March 2022
A time to be steady, not optimistic – as a growing number of survey respondents predict a levelling of business activity
CE Barometer for February 2022
Construction’s challenges now go beyond Covid
Outlook for UK construction
UK construction is emerging from the Covid pandemic relatively strongly, but is not, as Scott Hazelton of IHS Markit reports, without its challenges
CE Barometer for January 2022
The latest CE Barometer could reflect the calm before the storm in Ukraine
CE Barometer results for December 2021
Current challenges fail to dampen long-term optimism
CE Barometer results for November 2021
Current issues loom large, but the future is still bright
CE Barometer results for October 2021
2021 bows out with a slight dip in business confidence
CE Barometer results for September 2021
Healthy current climate, but growing concerns over continued recovery
CE Barometer results for August 2021
Welcome signs of new confidence follow recent recovery wobbles
CE Barometer results for June 2021
Confidence wobbles a little, following lower levels of business in the month of June
Finance: Recovery stutters for contractors
Growth slows across the CE construction indexes, as businesses await rise in infrastructure spending
Finance: 26 March - 30 April, 2021
Equipment sales see a slight drop, but contractors remain relatively buoyant as we enter Q2
CE Barometer: positive construction outlook in April survey
Positive outlook remains, but hopes of a ‘quick fix’ appear to be waning
Finance: 26 Feb - 26 March 2021
March saw a slowing of growth across the CE indexes, but generally positive movement, nonetheless
CE Barometer results for March 2021
A slight levelling off of Europe’s recovery predicted by latest survey responses
CE Barometer results for February
Numbers tell story of a strong and consistent sense of improving business confidence
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