Construction output decreased by 0.8% in the three-month on three-month all work series in July 2019; this was driven predominately by a fall in repair and maintenance of 2.2% with a minor contribution from a 0.1% fall in new work.
In repair and maintenance, the fall in the three-month on three-month series in July 2019 was largely because of the 6.3% decline in private housing repair and maintenance, with a smaller contribution from the 0.6% fall in non-housing repair and maintenance.
In new work, the decline in the three-month on three-month series in July 2019 was driven by public other new work and private new housing, with falls of 6.2% and 0.5% respectively; these were offset by an increase in public new housing of 6.8%.
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.