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Release: Output in the Construction Industry, February 2014

Released: 11 April 2014 Next edition: 09 May 2014


Stuart Deneen, Office for National Statistics

Business Indicators and Balance of Payments

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Categories: Economy, National Accounts, National Income, Expenditure and Output, Business and Energy, Production Industries, Building and Construction, Output in the Construction Industry

Frequency of release: Monthly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: GB

Geographical breakdown: Region

Survey name(s): Construction: Output & Employment

  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of construction output in February 2014 fell by 2.8% (£270 million) when compared with January 2014. There were falls in both sub-sectors with new work falling 2.6% (£160 million) and repair & maintenance falling 3.1% (£110 million).

  • The longer term data show a slightly improved picture emphasising the volatility in the short term estimates. The three monthly (December to February) estimate of construction output is that all work grew 0.3% when compared with the previous three months (September to November) due to a 1.0% increase in new work. During this period repair & maintenance decreased 0.8% despite a slight rise of 0.3% in public housing repair & maintenance.

  • Estimated to be £5,800 million in February 2014, the output of new work is now 12.3% below its monthly peak of £6,600 million recorded in June 2011.

Construction output is a monthly series of the output of the construction industry in both the private and public sectors. In the months before the quarter month, current and constant price not seasonally adjusted data by sector are published. On the quarter months, additional constant price seasonally adjusted index data and value data by sector are published. On the months after the quarter, additional current price data by type of work and region are published.

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