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Release: Output in the Construction Industry, June and Q2 2012

Released: 10 August 2012 Next edition: 14 September 2012

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Kate Davies

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 second quarter of 2012 fell by 3.9 per cent compared with the first quarter of 2012 (constant (2005) prices, seasonally adjusted).

  • The total volume of construction output in the second quarter of 2012 fell by 9.5 per cent compared with the same quarter in 2011 (constant (2005) prices, seasonally adjusted).

  • The volume of all new work fell by 4.6 per cent and repair and maintenance fell by 2.7 per cent compared with the first quarter of 2012 (constant (2005) prices, seasonally adjusted).

  • The volume of all new work fell by 12.8 per cent compared with the same quarter in 2011 while repair and maintenance fell by 2.8 per cent (constant (2005) prices, seasonally adjusted).

  • There were widespread falls in the volume of construction output in the second quarter of 2012 when compared with the first quarter of 2012. There were falls in eight of the nine sectors, with the largest decrease in new infrastructure, which fell by 8.6 per cent (constant (2005) prices, seasonally adjusted).

  • The movement of the late May 2012 bank holiday to June 2012, the additional bank holiday for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the unseasonal weather were likely contributing factors to the decline in the construction sector in the second quarter of 2012.

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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