Monthly construction output grew by 5.8% in March 2021 because of growth in both new work (6.7%) and repair and maintenance (4.4%).
Construction output in March 2021 was 2.4% (£334 million) above the February 2020 pre-pandemic level; new work was 0.5% (£44 million) below this level and repair and maintenance work was 7.7% (£377 million) above.
Quarterly construction output grew by 2.6% in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2021 compared with Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2020; this was driven by growth in both new work (2.8%) and repair and maintenance (2.2%).
This article contains a summary of the construction output price indices (OPIs) for Quarter 1 (January to March) 2016, produced using an interim solution whilst ONS continues to develop appropriate methodologies for the long-term. Data in this release are experimental statistics.