January Construction Update from the Department for Business & Trade

The Office for National Statistics published estimates of construction output for November 2023 this morning.

• Construction output saw a decrease of 0.6% in the three months to November 2023; this came solely from a decrease in new work (3.6% fall), as repair and maintenance increased by 3.8%.
• Monthly construction output is estimated to have decreased 0.2% in volume terms in November 2023; this follows an upwardly revised decrease of 0.4% in October 2023, with the monthly value in level terms in November 2023 at £15,571 million.
• The decrease in monthly output came solely from a decrease in new work (2.0% fall), as repair and maintenance increased by (2.1%).
• At the sector level, three out of the nine sectors saw a fall in November 2023, with the main contributors to the monthly decrease seen in private new housing and infrastructure new work, which decreased 3.9% and 2.0%, respectively.
• Anecdotal evidence suggested effects of adverse weather, including heavy rainfall and strong winds in November 2023, led to delays in planned work.

Download the latest Monthly Construction update for the Department for Business & Trade here.

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