Construction output increased by 1.0% in Quarter 1 of 2019

• New data from the @ONS published on the 10th April shows Construction output increased by 1% in the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2019, this increase was driven by repair and maintenance output, which increased by 2.9%.

• The rise in repair and maintenance output in Quarter 1 2019 was driven by increases in both private housing repair and maintenance and non-housing repair and maintenance, which increased by 4.0% and 3.5% respectively.

• New work experienced no growth (0.0%) across Quarter 1 2019, as increases in infrastructure and public other new work of 5.6% and 3.3% respectively were offset by decreases in private commercial and housing new work of 4.7% and 1.2% respectively.

• Construction output decreased by 1.9% in the month-on-month all work series in March 2019; driven by falls in both new work and repair and maintenance, which fell by 1.8% and 2.2% respectively.

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