2020 Lodgement numbers exceed 2019 figures for the first time since February

ATTMA is delighted to show its latest statistics which show the monthly number of Lodgements posted in September 2020 exceed that of September 2019 for the first time since February 2020, showing a strong recovery from the impacts of Covid-19.

Lodgements, which are posted by ATTMA members enabling building completions, have been below expectations since March 2020, when the country was locked down to reduce the spread of the virus.

For now, construction is running at a great level and we hope that the current levels of testing are sustained.Early indications show the level of testing continuing until 2021.

Barry Cope, ATTMA Scheme Manager

Barry Cope, ATTMA Scheme Manager speaks about the progress:

“The industry has been recovering since late March and early April. The construction industry is unique in that a significant proportion of workers are self-employed or work for small businesses that won’t survive if they don’t take, sometimes dangerous, risks. If they don’t work, they often don’t get paid. The construction industry has had its challenges this year following lockdown, with supply chain issues and smaller numbers of construction startups which will undoubtably have a knock on effect early next year. For now, construction is running at a great level and we hope that the current levels of testing are sustained. Early indications show the level of testing continuing until 2021.