Construction Output Decreased by 1.4% in Volume Terms in April 2024

April Construction Update

The Office for National Statistics published estimates of construction output, new orders, and output prices for April 2024.

  • Monthly construction output is estimated to have decreased by 1.4% in volume terms in April 2024, with the monthly value in level terms at £14,940 million.
  • The fall in monthly output came from decreases in both new work (1.9% fall), and repair and maintenance (0.8% fall); anecdotal evidence from survey returns suggests effects of heavy rainfall and strong winds affected output in April.
  • At the sector level, seven out of the nine sectors saw a fall in April 2024; the main contributors to the monthly decrease were private housing new work, and private housing repair and maintenance, which fell by 4.4% and 2.5%, respectively.
  • Construction output is estimated to have decreased by 2.2% in the three months to April 2024; this came from decreases in both new work (2.8% fall),

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