In non-seasonally adjusted constant (2005) prices the total volume of construction output in January 2013 was estimated to have been 7.9% lower than in January 2012.
Comparing the three months from November 2012 to January 2013 with the same three months one year earlier (constant (2005) prices non-seasonally adjusted) we see that:
The volume of construction output decreased by 10.2%. New work decreased by 12.7% and repair and maintenance by 5.3%.
The largest contributor to the decline in output was the private commercial sector which fell by 14.5%. This is the largest sector, contributing approximately 22% to total output.
The volume of infrastructure work decreased by 8.9%, continuing the decline seen in the last two months.
New public non–housing decreased by 23.5%.
Public housing decreased by 20.4%. This sector is relatively small, contributing approximately 3% to total construction output.
The only sectors to show growth in this period were new private industrial which increased by 4.8% and public housing repair and maintenance which increased by 2.9%.
Table 10 of the data tables (796 Kb Excel sheet) (current price non-seasonally adjusted, by size band) indicates that 42% of construction output was carried out by businesses with registered employment of over 100 or registered turnover greater than £60 million.
Source: Office for National Statistics
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