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Release: Output in the Construction Industry, March and Q1 2012

Released: 11 May 2012 Next edition: 15 June 2012

Contact

Stephen Curtis

Business Indicators and Balance of Payments

construction.statistics@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456344

Categories: Business and Energy, Production Industries, Building and Construction, Output in the Construction Industry, Economy, National Accounts, National Income, Expenditure and Output

Frequency of release: Monthly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: GB

Geographical breakdown: Region

Survey name(s): Construction: Output & Employment

  • The total volume of construction output in the first quarter of 2012 fell by 4.8 per cent compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 (constant prices, seasonally adjusted).

  • The total volume of construction output in the first quarter of 2012 fell by 3.7 per cent compared with the same quarter in 2011 (constant prices, seasonally adjusted).

  • The volume of all new work fell by 6.9 per cent and repair and maintenance fell by 0.4 per cent compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 (constant prices, seasonally adjusted).

  • The volume of all new work fell by 5.6 per cent compared with the same quarter in 2011 while repair and maintenance was flat (constant prices, seasonally adjusted).

  • Quarter on quarter volume reductions were seen in six out of the nine sectors. Infrastructure showed the largest decrease of 15.9 per cent (constant prices, seasonally adjusted).

  • Improvements have been made to the seasonal adjustment factors for new private housing, which has grown by 5.5 per cent more this quarter than under the old seasonal adjustment factors, which means that overall growth is 0.7 per cent higher. All other series have been revised as usual as part of the standard revisions policy, the earliest period being Q4 2010.

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 is published.
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