Construction output grew by 1.6% in the month-on-month all work series in February 2021, because of a 1.5% increase in new work and 1.9% increase in repair and maintenance; this was the highest monthly growth in all work since September 2020 when it grew by 1.8%.
The level of construction output in February 2021 was 4.3% below the February 2020 level; while new work was 7.8% below the February 2020 level, repair and maintenance work was 2.2% above the February 2020 level.
The monthly increase in new work (1.5%) in February 2021 was because of growth in all new work sectors apart from infrastructure, which fell by 3.4%; the largest contributor to this growth was private commercial new work, which grew by 4.0%.
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.