SEARCH

Construction output lowest level for more than a decade

The latest construction output figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that output in Q3 has fallen for the fifth consecutive quarter, with falls being experienced across almost every sector of the industry. Output is now at its lowest level since the second quarter of 1999.
Overall, construction output in the third quarter of 2012 was 2.6 per cent lower than in the preceding quarter and 11.3 per cent lower than it was one year ago.

Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products Association, said: 'The sharp impacts of public sector cuts can be seen clearly, with public housing output 18.7 per cent lower than one year ago and public non-housing output, which is mainly education and health work, 19.7 per cent lower than one year ago.

'Worryingly the private sector, which it was hoped would offset these falls and lead the construction recovery, is now also falling sharply, with the private commercial sector, the largest construction sector, 17.4 per cent lower than it was one year ago.

'Despite an array of recent government announcements, focusing on infrastructure and private housing, very little of this has yet translated into actual work on the ground.

'Private housing output in the third quarter was 10.6 per cent lower than one year ago and infrastructure output in the sane quarter was 11.3 per cent lower than a year ago.'


Follow HVROnlineEditor on Twitter
12 November 2012

Comments

Already Registered?
Login
Not Yet Registered?
Register

The HVR Awards are heating up: will you be in the running?

With the entry stage of the competition now in full swing, the contest is set to be fiercer than ever and it’s not too late to put your business in the running....

  29-May-2019

Pendred team joins Humidity Solutions

Humidity Solutions has welcomed three new team members, all of whom previously worked for humidification and water systems specialist Norman Pendred & Co....

  18-Apr-2019

Building Dryers and Desiccant Dehumidifiers IN STOCK NOW

It's still raining. Building Dryers and Desiccant Dehumidifiers IN STOCK NOW for immediate delivery to protect against water damage.
  13-Jun-2019
Heating & Ventilating Review is the number one magazine in the HVAR industry. Don’t miss out, subscribe today!
Subcribe to HVR

Diary