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Release: New Orders in the Construction Industry, Q2 2012

Released: 07 September 2012 Next edition: 07 December 2012

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Kate Davies

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

Correction

27 September 2012

New Orders in the Construction Industry, Q2 2012

A production error occurred in the New Orders in the Construction Industry, Q2 2012 publication released at 9:30am on Friday 7 September. This error affected the data in tables 1-7. These have now been updated. Furthermore, the additional half yearly tables were also affected and these too have been updated.

The statistical bulletin for new orders has been updated to show the corrected estimates. New Orders data feeds into the estimates of Output in the Construction Industry which are a source of data for the Quarterly National Accounts released 27 September 2012. The correction to New Orders has not changed the ONS estimate for total Output in the Construction Industry and thus does not impact on the Quarterly National Accounts.

ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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Key points

The key points from this release are:
  • The total volume of all new construction orders in the second quarter of 2012 is estimated to have fallen by 8.5 per cent compared with the first quarter of 2012, and is 0.3 per cent lower than the second quarter of 2011 in constant (2005) prices, seasonally adjusted.

  • Compared with the first quarter of 2012, there was an increase in public other new work, which grew by 14.2 per cent. However, there were decreases in infrastructure new work (20.1 per cent) and private industrial new work (25.9 per cent) in constant (2005) prices, seasonally adjusted.

  • The volume of new orders for infrastructure is estimated to be 39.3 per cent higher in the second quarter of 2012 than in the same period one year earlier in 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.

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