Construction output recorded an all-time level high in November 2018 in the chained volume measure seasonally adjusted series; the month-on-on series grew by 0.6%, resulting in the total value of construction output exceeding £14 billion for the first time since monthly records began in 2010.
This was driven primarily by strong growth in private new housing, private commercial new work, and public housing repair and maintenance, which increased by 3.1%, 2.3%, and 5.8% respectively.
The main factors acting to depress growth were a steep decline in public other new work, down 5.8%, as well as a drop in infrastructure, which decreased by 2.5%.
Monthly construction output for Great Britain at current price and chained volume
measures, seasonally adjusted by public and private sector. Also includes quarterly non-seasonally adjusted type of work and regional data.
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.