Cci 2021 q2 report


June 17, 2021


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI) is a quarterly economic index designed to gauge the outlook for, and resulting confidence in, the commercial construction industry.

Recognizing a need to highlight the important contributions of this sector to the nation’s economy, the U.S. Chamber produced this first-of-its-kind index.

Each quarter, contractors across the country are surveyed in order to better understand their levels of confidence in the industry and top-of-mind concerns.

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The Commercial Construction Index (CCI) increased three points to 65 in Q2 from 62 in Q1. All three key drivers behind the score improved. Most strikingly, contractors’ revenue expectations continued to gain ground, jumping four points to 61, following a similar five-point jump in Q1. However, the overall score is still below the score of 74 in Q1 2020 before the pandemic.

Key Drivers of Contractor Confidence

CCI 2021 Q1 Backlog score indicating 72


The ratio of average current to ideal backlog rose three points to 72. This key driver is the closest of the three to its pre-pandemic score of 76 in Q1 2020.

cci 2021 q2 gauge indicating revenue of 61


Revenue expectations for the next 12 months increased four points this quarter to 61. This score was 70 in Q1 2020 before the pandemic.

cci 2021 q2 gauge indicating new business of 62

New Business

Contractors’ confidence in the ability of the market to provide new business in the next 12 months grew, moving up three points to 62. This score was 76 in Q1 2020 before the pandemic.

Cci 2021 q2 report