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Output in the Construction Industry, July 2011

Released: 09 September 2011 Download PDF

Construction output

Construction output
Source: Construction: Output & Employment - Office for National Statistics

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The total volume of construction output decreased by 2.8 per cent in July compared with the estimate for June (constant price, not seasonally adjusted), and fell by 3.3 per cent compared with July 2010.

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

  • The volume of construction output fell by 1.4 per cent. New work fell by 0.4 per cent and repair and maintenance fell by 3.4 per cent.
  • The largest increase (7.1 per cent) was new infrastructure work.
  • Private industrial new work showed the largest fall of 13.4 per cent.
  • Public housing repair and maintenance showed a fall of 9.8 per cent.

The Q2 2011/Q1 2011 growth in the constant price, seasonally adjusted series has increased from 0.5 per cent to 1.1 per cent. This increase is due to the receipt of new deflator information, seasonal adjustment and additional data returned by businesses.

Source: Office for National Statistics

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, Q2 2011 (Pdf 357Kb) - PDF download. Construction output is a quarterly series of the output of the construction industry in both the private and public sectors.

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