LONDON (ICIS)–Europe’s construction sector is challenged by shortages in supply chains pitched against the rising demand, which has built up as lockdowns ease across the continent.

In Germany, producers in the construction sector are struggling with record-breaking bottlenecks in procuring materials, researchers at the Ifo Institute said on Monday.

In April 23.9% of companies in building construction surveyed by the Ifo stated that they had problems getting materials in on time, up from 5.6% in March.

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