Kate Davies, Office for National Statistics
Business Indicators and Balance of Payments
Telephone: 01633 456344
Frequency of release: Monthly
Geographical coverage: GB
Geographical breakdown: Region
Survey name(s): Construction: Output & Employment
The non-seasonally adjusted 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 Output in the Construction Industry Summary will change with the February release on 12 April 2013 from its current format to a more comprehensive Statistical Bulletin. This new format contains additional information on the presented statistics and standardises the monthly construction publication with the quarterly release.
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.