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Construction Output, August 2011

Released: 14 October 2011 Download PDF

Construction output

Construction output for Total output, New work and Repair and maintenance from January 2010 to August 2011
Source: Construction: Output & Employment - Office for National Statistics

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The total volume of construction output increased by 0.4 per cent in August compared with the estimate for July (constant price, not seasonally adjusted), and fell by 4.1 per cent compared with August 2010.

The following compares the total output volume for the three months from June to August with that of the same three months one year ago, in constant prices, not seasonally adjusted.

  • The volume of construction output fell by 1.9 per cent. New work fell by 1.8 per cent and repair and maintenance fell by 2.2 per cent.

  • The only increases were in new infrastructure work (10.8 per cent), private new housing (3.3 per cent) and non-housing repair and maintenance (3.4 per cent).

  • Private industrial new work showed the largest fall of 24.9 per cent.

  • Decreases by over £200m were also experienced in private housing repair and maintenance (7.8 per cent), and other public new work (7.5 per cent).

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Background notes

  1. The new monthly output survey commenced in January 2010.
  2. Seasonally adjusted monthly estimates will not be available until enough monthly estimates have been produced (about three years of estimates are required).
  3. All values, including the graph have been produced using estimates in constant prices (KP), not seasonally adjusted.
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Further information

Output in the Construction Industry, July 2011 - This summary shows the monthly construction estimates for July 2011

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