Output in construction industry decreases in November – ONS

Construction output in November 2014 is estimated to have decreased by 2% compared with October but recorded an increase on the year before, official data has shown.

Output in construction industry decreases in November - ONS

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), repair and maintenance (R&M) was the largest contributor to the fall, decreasing by 4.5%.

All work types except public housing R&M reported decreases, notably non-housing R&M which fell by 6.0% and private housing R&M which fell by 4.1%.

All new work decreased by 0.4%, with all types of new work except private new housing and infrastructure reporting decreases.

Compared with November 2013, output in the construction industry showed an increase of 3.6%. There were increases in both all new work and repair and maintenance of 5.7% and 0.1% respectively. Within all new work there were increases in new housing (21.9%) and private industrial (8.8%), with other work types reporting decreases.

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