Data Displays Further Slump in February for UK Construction

Published Date : Apr 10, 2015

The Conservatives’ attempt of acquiring a pre-election jump from tenacious economic growth numbers has come to a halt with data displaying further slum in February for UK construction’s sector.

Industrial manufacturing output elevated only 0.1 per cent in the month of February, compared to the former year, and building output declined by 1.3 per cent. Superior quality global journalism desires financing 

Alan Clarke, economist at Scotiabank, said that disappointing data meant a halt in economic growth in the first three months which will further be making unpleasant reading for the allied government in the closing days of the election operation. The economist further said that a hard set of output data should be released which will be the Friday figures and should be out before the Office for National Statistics announces its 1st valuation of economic growth for the first three months of the year on April 28, slightly up a week prior to polling day.

A senior UK economist, Samuel Tombs, at consultancy Capital Economics, told us that the first three months growth looked quite disappointing with the growth further slowing down from 0.6% per quarter to just 0.4 %. Economists have been toiling to alter clashing signals about the economy, with survey data staying strong, but official data coming in uncertain than predicted.

The chief UK economist, working at Deutsche Bank, named George Buckley, said that although he supposed that the survey data recorded that there would be advancement in the near future, but still there is a huge delay in saving Q1 GDP, specifically with construction sinking for a second month consecutively.

Possibilities of an active first quarter reading are entirely dependent on the efficiency of the dominant service industry of UK, announced at the side of Q1 GDP data and surprisingly diminished by 0.2 percent in the month of December as well January, after operating unusually robust last year.