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Release: Output in the Construction Industry, January 2013

Released: 08 March 2013 Next edition: 12 April 2013


Kate Davies, Office for National Statistics

Business Indicators and Balance of Payments

Telephone: 01633 456344

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 non-seasonally adjusted volume of construction output decreased by 10.2%. New work decreased by 12.7% and repair and maintenance by 5.3%.

  • The largest contributor to the decline in output was the private commercial sector which fell by 14.5%. This is the largest sector, contributing approximately 22% to total output.

  • The volume of infrastructure work decreased by 8.9%, continuing the decline seen in the last two months.

  • New public non–housing decreased by 23.5%.

  • Public housing decreased by 20.4%. This sector is relatively small, contributing approximately 3% to total construction output.

  • The Output in the Construction Industry Summary will change with the February release on 12 April 2013 from its current format to a more comprehensive Statistical Bulletin. This new format contains additional information on the presented statistics and standardises the monthly construction publication with the quarterly release.

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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