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Construction orders rising fast in commercial and industrial development

Construction orders rose by eight per cent in the 12 months to June 2006 announced the Department of Trade and Industry this week.
Over all orders in the second quarter 2006 were up by 6% compared with the same period last year and up by 4% compared with the first quarter.Public housing and housing association orders rose by 29% while private housing order fell by two per cent over the twelve month period.Infrastructure orders fell by one per cent. Orders in the second quarter 2006 rose by 32 per cent compared with the previous quarter, but fell by 26 per cent when compared to the same period a year earlier. Public non-housing orders, excluding infrastructure, in the twelve months fell by nine per cent, private commercial orders rose by 26% private industrial orders saw an increase of 17%.Related links:Today's top stories

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