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Construction orders on the rise

New construction orders in the 12 months to May 2006 rose by 9% compared with the previous twelve months, according to figures published today by the Department for Trade and Industry
Orders in the three months to May 2006 rose by 4% compared to the previous three months, with increases in all sectors except public non-housing and private industrial orders. Infrastructure orders in the 12 months to May 2006 increased by 3% compared with the previous twelve months. Orders in the three months to May 2006 rose by 22% compared with the previous three months, but fell by 32% when compared to the same period a year earlier.Related links:Today's top stories

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