Construction output fell 2.0% in April 2021 following a particularly strong increase in March (5.8)%, and output now stands slightly above its pre-pandemic February 2020 level; new work continues to be subdued but the level of repair and maintenance is stronger.
Monthly construction fell by 2.0% in April 2021 because of declines in both new work (2.9%) and repair and maintenance (0.6%).
The level of construction output in April 2021 remains 0.3% above the February 2020 pre-pandemic level despite the monthly fall; while new work was 3.4% below the February 2020 level, repair and maintenance work remains 7.1% above the February 2020 level.
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.