Materials, goods and products
- Shipping | The Baltic Dry Index which indexes the cost of shipping dry goods around the world has seen a steep fall back to more normal levels, having increased nearly 400% since the end of 2020.
- Machinery | An auction of used construction plant showed the level of demand for machinery, with some three or four-year-old telehandlers and mini-excavators achieving nearly new prices.
- Mineral products | Demand for mineral products saw double-digit growth last year according to the Mineral Products Association. However, it was not uniform across materials with aggregate and asphalt sales exceeding pre-pandemic levels, but ready-mixed concrete and mortar sales were still lower.