Construction output increased by 1.4% in the three months to January 2020, compared with the previous three-month period; this was driven by 2.4% growth in new work but offset by a 0.6% fall in repair and maintenance.
The rise in new work in the three months to January 2020 was because of growth in all sectors, with the largest positive contributions coming from private housing, private commercial and infrastructure, which increased by 2.4%, 2.1% and 1.7% respectively.
In repair and maintenance, the fall in the three months to January 2020 was because of a fall in private housing, which decreased by 5.6%; in comparison public housing repair and maintenance, and non-housing repair and maintenance increased by 2.0% and 2.4% respectively.
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.