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Release: New Orders in the Construction Industry, Q3 2012

Released: 07 December 2012 Next edition: 01 March 2013

Contact

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

  • The estimated total volume of all new construction orders in the third quarter of 2012 increased by 5.4% compared with the second quarter of 2012. However, the level of orders in the third quarter is still the third lowest on record. The total volume of all new construction orders in the third quarter of 2012 was estimated to be 6.7% lower than the third quarter of 2011.

  • Compared with the second quarter of 2012 there was an increase in the estimated volume of infrastructure orders in the third quarter of 31.4% (with current price orders for railways increasing by 79.1%). Infrastructure orders were estimated to be 43.8% higher in the third quarter of 2012 compared with the same period one year earlier. This sector provides most of the upwards movement in the level of new orders in the third quarter of 2012.

  • The estimated volume of private commercial orders in the third quarter of 2012 was 6.7% lower than the second quarter and 35.1% lower than the same quarter one year earlier.

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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