13 January 2020
- Construction output increased by 1.1% in the three months to November 2019, compared with the previous three-month period; this was driven mostly by 1.6% growth in new work, with a smaller contribution from 0.2% growth in repair and maintenance.
- The rise in new work in the three months to November 2019 was because of growth in all sectors apart from private housing new work, which fell 0.4%; the largest positive contribution came from infrastructure and private commercial, which grew by 3.0% and 1.8% respectively.
- In repair and maintenance, the rise in the three months to November 2019 was largely because of the 1.2% increase in non-housing repair and maintenance, with public housing repair and maintenance growing 2.5%; in comparison, private housing repair and maintenance fell by 1.9%.
- Construction output increased by 1.9% in the month-on-month all work series in November 2019; this was primarily driven by 2.4% growth in new work and, to a lesser extent, 0.9% growth in repair and maintenance.