Construction output rebound fades

Aaron Morby 10 months ago
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The rapid rebound in construction activity after its cliff fall in April has started to fade.

Newley-released Government figures show total construction output grew by just 1% last month with new work only edging upward by 0.3%.

Monthly output % change


April -41%; May +9%; June +22%; July +17%; August +3%; Sept +2.9%; Oct +1%


Infrastructure new work continued to be the powerhouse of the recovery, growing another 1.4% in October to just above pre-Covid levels.

But falls in private housing and office work of 1.9% and 1.5% respectively slowed overall growth following the summer month recovery.

Across all sectors new work activity is running around 6.4% below the February pre-lockdown mark.

The fall in private housing dragged it below the pre-lockdown recovery level achieved last month.

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