Kate Davies, Office for National Statistics
Business Indicators and Balance of Payments
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456344
Frequency of release: Monthly
Geographical coverage: GB
Geographical breakdown: Region
Survey name(s): Construction: Output & Employment
This statistical bulletin provides users with the latest estimates of output in the construction industry for May 2014. Output is defined as the amount charged by construction companies to customers for value of work (produced during the reporting period) excluding VAT and payments to sub-contractors.
In May 2014, output in the construction industry was estimated to have fallen by 1.1% compared with April 2014, after increasing by 1.2% in April. Both new work and repair & maintenance fell by 1.1% in May 2014.
In all new work the largest contribution to the fall came from private commercial work and public other new work. New work public housing and private industrial work increased, but due to the relatively small size of these work types, the increases did little to offset the falls elsewhere.
Compared with May 2013, output in the construction industry increased by 3.5%. All new work and repair & maintenance both increased by 3.7% and 3.1% respectively.
There were notable year-on-year falls in infrastructure, public other new work and private commercial.
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