Construction output increased by 1.1% in the three months to November 2019, compared with the previous three-month period; this was driven mostly by 1.6% growth in new work, with a smaller contribution from 0.2% growth in repair and maintenance.
The rise in new work in the three months to November 2019 was because of growth in all sectors apart from private housing new work, which fell 0.4%; the largest positive contribution came from infrastructure and private commercial, which grew by 3.0% and 1.8% respectively.
In repair and maintenance, the rise in the three months to November 2019 was largely because of the 1.2% increase in non-housing repair and maintenance, with public housing repair and maintenance growing 2.5%; in comparison, private housing repair and maintenance fell by 1.9%.
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.