• 62.5 prev
  • lowest for 6 months but still 12th consecutive positive reading

Weaker than expected reading sees GBP being sold but demand in dips still

GBPUSD 1.6874 low post .Now 1.6882

EURGBP 0.8213 back to 0.8207

Markit says:

Better ec0nomic conditions, a surge in house building, improved access to finance and greater investment spending are all important tailwinds for UK construction growth this year

The UK construction industry accounts for just over 6% of the economy