The Construction Products Association acts as a single, influential voice for the manufacturers and suppliers of construction products.
The Association's aim is to build a growing, profitable and sustainable future for the construction products industry. In order to achieve these aims, the Association is focusing its activities in four specific areas:
1. Investing in the built environment
2. Creating a supportive business environment
3. Improving industry performance
4. Delivering sustainable construction
The construction products industry is at the heart of the UK economy, providing essential materials for our homes, schools, hospitals, factories, offices, roads and railways.
Every year the industry:
- has an output of £50 billion
- exports 10% of output
- 44% of total construction output
- 4.5% of the GDP
- 15% of the UK's manufacturing output
- over 500,000 people in almost 25,000 companies
The CPA announced that John Tebbit will be leaving the Association in May to join Robust Details Ltd.
According to figures from the Office for National Statistics published today, construction output in Q4 rose by 0.2% compared with Q3 and was 4.4% higher than a year earlier.
Construction Trade Survey shows five year record rise in construction activity for Q4.
Today’s GDP figures show the UK economy grew by 0.7% in Q4 of 2013 but construction declined 0.3% over the same period.
Construction products sales grow in Q4 but cost rises are key constraint.