16 November 2021
- Monthly construction output grew 1.3% in volume terms in September 2021; new work and repair and maintenance both grew on the month, increasing by 1.3% and 1.2% respectively.
- The level of construction output in September 2021 was 1.0% (£141 million) below the level of February 2020, before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; new work was 3.5% (£334 million) below the February 2020 level, while repair and maintenance work was 3.9% (£194 million) above the February 2020 level.
- In contrast to the monthly growth, quarterly construction output fell 1.5% in Quarter 3 (July to Sep) 2021, compared with Quarter 2 (Apr to Jun) 2021; both new work (0.3%) and repair and maintenance saw decreases (3.6%).
- Total construction new orders fell 9.2% (£1,221 million) in Quarter 3 2021, compared with Quarter 2 2021.
- The annual rate of construction output price growth was 5.1% in September 2021; this was the strongest annual rate of construction output price growth since records began in 2014.
- At the type of work level, the annual rate of price growth in the 12 months to September 2021 was at its strongest in new housing (7.5%) and private industrial new work (6.3%).