UK Statistics

Statistics: Output in the Construction, November 2014

Released: 09 January 2015 – Download PDF


Key Points

  • This statistical bulletin provides users with the latest estimates of output in the construction industry for November 2014. Output is defined as the amount charged by construction companies to customers for value of work (produced during the reporting period) excluding VAT and payments to sub-contractors.
  • In November 2014, output in the construction industry was estimated to have decreased by 2.0% compared with October 2014. Both all new work, and repair and maintenance contributed to the fall.
  • Repair and maintenance (R&M) was the largest contributor to the fall, decreasing by 4.5%. All work types except public housing R&M reported decreases, notably non-housing R&M which fell by 6.0% and private housing R&M which fell by 4.1%.
  • All new work decreased by 0.4%, with all types of new work except private new housing and infrastructure reporting decreases: public other (-2.7%), private industrial (-2.3%), public new housing (-1.3%) and private commercial (-1.2%).
  • Compared with November 2013, output in the construction industry showed an increase of 3.6%. There were increases in both all new work and repair and maintenance of 5.7% and 0.1% respectively. Within all new work there were increases in new housing (21.9%) and private industrial (8.8%), with other work types reporting decreases.
  • Comparing the three months, September to November 2014, with the previous three months, June to August 2014, construction output fell by 0.9%. Repair and maintenance decreased by 2.5% while all new work was flat.
  • Longer-term growth is confirmed when comparing the three months, September 2014 to November 2014 with the same three months a year ago. Over this period, the components of all work; new work and repair and maintenance, increased by 4.6% and 2.5% respectively.
  • The only period open for revision is October 2014 which has been revised upwards 0.3%, from a fall of 2.2% to a fall of 1.9%. This was caused by the incorporation of late data. More information on revisions can be found in the background notes.

Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.

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