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Release: New Orders in the Construction Industry, Q4 2011

Released: 02 March 2012 Next edition: 08 June 2012

Contact

Stephen Curtis

Economic Surveys Division

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 total volume of all new construction orders in the fourth quarter of 2011 fell slightly by 2.5 per cent compared with the third quarter of 2011 - constant (2005) prices, seasonally adjusted basis.

  • The largest move in the fourth quarter was a growth of 41.6 per cent in infrastructure, whilst new public housing decreased by 26.6 per cent compared with the third quarter - constant (2005) prices, seasonally adjusted basis.

  • The total volume of all new construction orders in 2011 was 14.1 per cent lower than 2010, and is at its lowest level since 1980, with the largest decreases being in other public new work (34.7 per cent) and public new housing (28.3 per cent) - constant (2005) prices, seasonally adjusted basis.

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. For this quarter, there are additional half yearly and annual tables.

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