ONS figures indicate increased uptake of construction materials…

The Brick Development Association has responded to recent comment about the state of the construction industry. The growth in the brick deliveries over the last month follows extensive work manufacturers have undertaken over the last year.

Figures released from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and Department for Business Innovation and Skills show that brick deliveries in May increased by 3.1% on the same month the previous year. Additionally, the month on month change shows a 0.6% increase in May 2016, following a 1.5% increase in April 2016 on the same basis.

Andrew Eagles, CEO of the Brick Development Association, said:
“There is currently some uncertainty at central government. All major parties though support a drive to significantly increase home building numbers. It is important to look at statistics. There has been a significant increase in brick production over the last twelve months and this is confirmed by the latest ONS statistics.

“It is heartening to see how quickly and how dramatically the sector has risen to meet demand and in particular contribute to the much needed rise in house building.”