ONS estimates: Output fell 0.5% in November 2015
Construction industry output decreased by 0.5% in November 2015, compared with October 2015, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates.
All new work was the largest contributor to the fall, decreasing by 0.7%, with repair and maintenance (R&M) falling 0.2%
Within new work, there were increases in public other (2.3%), private industrial (1.7%) and total housing (0.9%). However, these were offset by decreases in infrastructure and private commercial work of 4.3% and 1.5% respectively.
Repair and maintenance (R&M) decreased by 0.2% with decreases in both components of housing repair and maintenance; private falling by 1.3% and public by 0.7%. Non-housing repair and maintenance increased by 0.8%.
Compared with November 2014, year-on-year output decreased by 1.1%. All new work increased by 1.3% but there was a fall of 5.1% in repair and maintenance. The main upwards contribution to all new work came from infrastructure, which increased by 11.7%.
Comparing the three months, September 2015 to November 2015, with the previous three months, June 2015 to August 2015, construction output fell by 1.4%. All new work and all repair and maintenance decreased by 1.4% and 1.2% respectively.
When comparing the three months, September 2015 to November 2015, with the same three months of 2014, construction output was estimated to have decreased by 0.1%. All new work increased by 2.4% while repair and maintenance decreased by 4.3%.
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This article was published on 18 Jan 2016 (last updated on 18 Jan 2016).