10 June 2019
New data from the @ONS published on the 10th June shows:
- Construction output increased by 0.4% in the three-month on three-month all work series in April 2019; this increase was driven predominately by the all repair and maintenance series, which grew by 1.0%.
- The increase in all repair and maintenance in the three-month on three-month series in April 2019 was driven by non-housing repair and maintenance, which increased by 2.3%.
- New work experienced minimal growth, increasing by 0.1% in the three months to April 2019, with the growth in infrastructure (3.6%) and public new housing (4.7%) being counterbalanced by falls in private commercial new work (negative 2.2%) and public other new work (negative 2.3%).
- Construction output decreased by 0.4% in the month-on-month all work series in April 2019; this was due to a 2.1% fall in repair and maintenance, which was offset with growth of 0.6% in new work.
- New orders grew 9.6% in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2019 against the previous quarter; this growth was driven by a 16.1% increase in other new work, offset slightly with a fall of 4.6% in housing new work. Rail orders saw a 930% quarter-on-quarter increase due to the £1.65 billion order for work on Euston station as part of HS2. Private offices and entertainment orders also rose.