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Release: New Orders in the Construction Industry, Q1 2012

Released: 08 June 2012 Next edition: 07 September 2012

Contact

Stephen Curtis

Business Indicators and Balance of Payments

construction.statistics@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456344

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

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: GB

Geographical breakdown: Region

Survey name(s): Construction: Contracts & New Orders

  • In constant 2005 prices, seasonally adjusted, the total volume of all new construction orders in the first quarter of 2012 is estimated to have grown by 4.6 per cent compared with the fourth quarter of 2011, but is 3.6 per cent lower than the first quarter of 2011. In a volatile series, new orders remain at a relatively low level.

  • In constant 2005 prices, seasonally adjusted, large increases were seen quarter-on-quarter in private industrial new work and private commercial new work which grew by 57.9 per cent and 27.8 per cent respectively. There were decreases in infrastructure new work (13.6 per cent) and private new housing (10.7 per cent).

  • The volume of new orders for infrastructure is estimated to be 59.5 per cent higher in the first quarter of 2012 than in the same period one year earlier (constant 2005 prices, seasonally adjusted).

  • The volume of new orders for public new housing and public new work combined is estimated to be 41.3 per cent lower in the first quarter of 2012 than in the same period one year earlier (constant 2005 prices, seasonally adjusted).

Information bulletin of the latest quarterly estimates of new construction orders and some back data. Contains new construction orders (current price and constant price seasonally adjusted) broken down by sector and, in current prices, by region and by type of work. The release date has been changed from 1/6/12 to 8/6/12 due to operational reasons.

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