Construction orders in the UK jumped 135.2 percent from a year earlier in the second quarter of 2021, reversing a revised 13.6 percent decline in the previous three-month period. It was the strongest rise in construction orders on record, mainly due to low base effects from the pandemic shock a year ago. Orders rebounded sharply for all other work (135.7 percent vs -20.1 percent in Q1), new housing (134.1 percent vs 3 percent) and infrastructure (98.4 percent vs -55 percent). On a quarterly basis, construction orders surged 17.6 percent, following an upwardly revised 12.7 percent rise in the previous quarter. source: Office for National Statistics

Construction Orders in the United Kingdom averaged -0.06 percent from 1965 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 135.20 percent in the second quarter of 2021 and a record low of -46.50 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - United Kingdom Construction Orders- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Construction New Orders - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Construction Orders in the United Kingdom is expected to be 45.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Construction New Orders is projected to trend around 4.40 percent in 2022 and 2.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Construction New Orders


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-12 07:00 AM Q3 0.6% -46.2% -20%
2021-02-12 07:00 AM Q4 -12.9% 0.9% 4.5%
2021-05-12 06:00 AM Q1 -13.3% -13% 1.8%
2021-08-12 06:00 AM Q2 135.2% -13.6% 37%
2021-11-11 07:00 AM Q3 135.2% 45%


News Stream
UK Construction Orders Rise at Record Pace in Q2
Construction orders in the UK jumped 135.2 percent from a year earlier in the second quarter of 2021, reversing a revised 13.6 percent decline in the previous three-month period. It was the strongest rise in construction orders on record, mainly due to low base effects from the pandemic shock a year ago. Orders rebounded sharply for all other work (135.7 percent vs -20.1 percent in Q1), new housing (134.1 percent vs 3 percent) and infrastructure (98.4 percent vs -55 percent). On a quarterly basis, construction orders surged 17.6 percent, following an upwardly revised 12.7 percent rise in the previous quarter.
2021-08-12
UK Construction Orders Fall Further in Q1
Construction orders in the UK slipped 13.3 percent from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2021, following an upwardly revised 13 percent decline in the previous three-month period. Orders fell for all other work (-19.5 percent vs -19.1 percent in Q4) and infrastructure (-54.7 percent vs -13.8 percent) while those for new housing picked up (3 percent vs 1.2 percent). On a quarterly basis, construction orders surged 12.2 percent, following a downwardly revised 7.8 percent decline in the previous quarter.
2021-05-12
UK Construction Orders Plunge in Q4
Construction orders in the UK slumped 12.9 percent from a year earlier in the fourth quarter of 2020, following an upwardly revised 0.9 percent increase in the previous three-month period. Orders declined for all other work (-18.4 percent vs 9.8 percent in Q3) and infrastructure (-10.7 percent vs 8.2 percent) while those for new housing rebounded (0.6 percent vs -15.9 percent). On a quarterly basis, construction orders fell 8.8 percent, following a revised record 71.8 percent increase in the previous period. In 2020, construction orders plummeted 12.8 percent over a year earlier.
2021-02-12
UK Construction Orders Recover in Q3
Construction orders in the UK increased by 0.6 percent from a year earlier in the third quarter of 2020, following a record slump of 46.2 percent in the previous three-month period. Orders rebounded for infrastructure (7.6 percent vs -50 percent) and all other work (8.7 percent vs -44.4 percent) while new housing fell much less (-14.8 percent vs -50.1 percent). On a quarterly basis, construction orders jumped by a record 89.2 percent, after an upwardly revised 54 percent decline in the previous period.
2020-11-12

United Kingdom Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Construction Output 10.10 percent Aug/21 13.10 80.30 -45.40
Construction Orders 135.20 percent Jun/21 -13.60 135.20 -46.50


United Kingdom Construction New Orders
In the UK, new orders in construction measures the value of new orders of main contractors by type of work and region within Great Britain. Since April 2013, data have been supplied directly from Barbour ABI with a sample size of all local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales, plus 10,000 contractors per year.