Economic Surveys Division
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456344
Frequency of release: Monthly
Geographical coverage: GB
Geographical breakdown: Region
Survey name(s): Construction: Output & Employment
The total volume of construction output fell by 2.3 per cent in January 2012 compared with January 2011 (constant prices, not seasonally adjusted).
Comparing the three months from November 2011 to January 2012 with the same period a year earlier, the volume of construction output grew by 0.6 per cent in constant prices, not seasonally adjusted. Of the two main components, new work grew by 0.7 per cent and repair and maintenance rose by 0.4 per cent. The largest increase (11.1 per cent) was new infrastructure work and new public non-housing showed the largest percentage fall of 15.4 per cent.
The Q4 2011/Q3 2011 change in the constant price, seasonally adjusted series has been revised to a slight fall of 0.2 per cent, up from the original estimate of a 0.5 per cent fall.
Construction output is a monthly series of the output of the construction industry in both the private and public sectors. In the months before the quarter month, current and constant price not seasonally adjusted data by sector are published. On the quarter months, additional constant price seasonally adjusted index data and value data by sector are published. On the months after the quarter, additional current price data by type of work and region are published. Each month, basic quality information data is published.