9 October 2020
- Monthly construction output growth slowed to 3.0% in August 2020, following record monthly growth of 21.8% in June 2020 and growth of 17.2% in July 2020. The level of construction output in August 2020 remains 10.8% below the February 2020 level.
- Construction output grew by a record 18.5% in the three months to August 2020 compared with the previous three-month period, following 10 consecutive periods of decline; this growth was driven by record three-month on three-month growth in both new work (17.5%) and repair and maintenance (20.3%).
- The increase in new work (17.5%) in the three months to August 2020 was because of growth in all new work sectors apart from private industrial, which fell by 6.5%; the largest contributor to the growth was private new housing, which grew by a 34.9%.
- The increase in repair and maintenance (20.3%) in the three months to August 2020 was because of record growth in all repair and maintenance sectors; the largest contributor was private housing repair and maintenance, which grew by 35.6%.