Construction output decreased by 0.3% in the three months to October 2019, compared with the previous three-month period; this was driven by a fall of 1.4% in repair and maintenance, with a smaller positive contribution from 0.3% growth in new work.
In repair and maintenance, the fall in the three months to October 2019 was largely because of the 3.6% decline in private housing repair and maintenance, with public housing repair and maintenance also falling 0.8%.
Construction output decreased by 2.3% in the month-on-month all work series in October 2019; this is the largest monthly fall since January 2018 when it fell by 2.6%; this was largely because of a 3.1% fall in new work, with repair and maintenance also decreasing by 0.6%.
This article contains a summary of the construction output price indices (OPIs) for Quarter 1 (January to March) 2016, produced using an interim solution whilst ONS continues to develop appropriate methodologies for the long-term. Data in this release are experimental statistics.