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Output in the Construction Industry, April 2012

Released: 15 June 2012 Download PDF

Output in the Construction Industry in constant (2005) prices

Output in the Construction Industry in constant (2005) prices, total output, new work and repair and maintenance in £ million

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In constant (2005) prices, not seasonally adjusted, the total volume of construction output in April 2012 is estimated to have been 8.5 per cent lower than in April 2011.

The following compares the total output volume for the three months from February 2012 to April 2012 with that of the same three months one year earlier, in constant prices, not seasonally adjusted:

  • Overall, the volume of construction output decreased by 6.7 per cent. Of the two main components, new work fell by 9.5 per cent and repair and maintenance fell by 1.4 per cent.

  • The largest decreases were new public non-housing excluding infrastructure (22.4 per cent) and new public housing (22.1 per cent).

  • Non-housing repair and maintenance showed the largest percentage growth, increasing by 1.1 per cent.
The change between Q4 2011 and Q1 2012 in the constant price, seasonally adjusted series has been revised to a fall of 4.9 per cent, down from the previous estimate of a 4.8 per cent fall.

Tables giving historic and other more detailed breakdowns of the data are available in the reference tables (1.08 Mb Excel sheet) published with this summary.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Background notes

  1. The new monthly output survey commenced in January 2010, replacing the existing survey which was carried out quarterly.

  2. Seasonally adjusted monthly estimates will not be available until enough monthly data are available for this to be done reliably. After 3 years of estimates are available, ONS will review if it is feasible at that point.

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  5. Date of next Output in the Construction Industry publication: 13 July 2012

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Further information

Output in the Construction Industry - Construction output is a monthly estimate of the output of the construction industry in both the private and public sectors. The estimates are a key component of Gross Domestic Product.


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