Markit/CIPS reported on Wednesday that its Purchasing Managers' Index for the United Kingdom construction sector came in at 53.1 in April, up from the preceding month's 52.2, while analysts anticipated a slight decrease to 52.1 in the reported month.
He said it's consistent with quarterly growth of 0.7 percent.
The seasonally adjusted Markit Brazil PMI Composite Output Index pointed to higher private sector activity in April. A reading below 50 indicates contraction.
The pound's steep fall after last year's Brexit vote has increased domestic inflation, which has taken a toll on consumer spending that was seen to prop up the United Kingdom economy in the months following the referendum.
Markit's Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the services sector rose from March's three-month high of 55 to 55.8 last month, compared with expectations for a 54.5 reading.
However, Markit said prices charged by service sector firms rose at their fastest rate since July 2008.
"With the final reading coming in slightly above the earlier flash estimate, the PMI surveys portray an economy that is growing at an encouragingly robust pace and that risks are moving from the downside to a more balanced situation".More news: Approach to childrens mental health changing: Calgary trauma expert
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The weak growth rate was largely blamed on the impact of rising prices on household spending. "As prices and supply chain pressures will be the focus for business in the coming months, it is the consumer who will make or break the sector's progress if the political headwinds are favourable, disposable incomes improve and the pound's lacklustre performance improves". "New business growth is firm, employment is rising and inflation pressures are firming".
Pollyanna De Lima, Economist at IHS Markit, said: It's encouraging to see Brazilian economy on the rise after a prolonged downturn.
Civil engineering was the best-performing sub-category in April, as work expanded at the fastest rate for 13 months, according to the PMI.
But after Federal Reserve minutes left room for a US interest rate rise in June the pound fell more than half a percent against the greenback.
But he said that uncertainty and weaker spending power still looked likely to lead to lower growth in the United Kingdom economy overall, arguing for rates to remain stable for now.
"We expect Kristin Forbes to remain alone in voting to raise interest rates".