Construction orders in the UK plunged 45 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020, following a downwardly revised 3.3 percent in the prior month. It was the biggest decline in construction orders on record, amid lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. New housing (-48 percent from 6 percent in Q1), infrastructure (-50 percent vs 56 percent) and new work (-45 percent vs 3 percent) dropped sharply. On a quarterly basis, construction orders slumped 51.1 percent, after rising 10.1 percent in the previous period.

Construction Orders in the United Kingdom averaged -0.55 percent from 1965 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 37.40 percent in the third quarter of 1987 and a record low of -45 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 2020. source: Office for National Statistics

Construction Orders in the United Kingdom is expected to be -6.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Construction Orders in the United Kingdom to stand at 37.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Construction New Orders is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2021 and 2.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Construction New Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-45.00 3.30 37.40 -45.00 1965 - 2020 percent Quarterly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-10 09:30 AM Q3 -6.8% -4.8% -3.2%
2020-02-11 09:30 AM Q4 -0.4% -6.7% -3.6%
2020-05-13 06:00 AM Q1 4% 1.2% -8.6%
2020-08-12 06:00 AM Q2 -45% 3.3% -6.2%
2020-11-11 07:00 AM Q3 -45% -6.3%


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UK Construction Orders Drop the Most on Record
Construction orders in the UK plunged 45 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020, following a downwardly revised 3.3 percent in the prior month. It was the biggest decline in construction orders on record, amid lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. New housing (-48 percent from 6 percent in Q1), infrastructure (-50 percent vs 56 percent) and new work (-45 percent vs 3 percent) dropped sharply. On a quarterly basis, construction orders slumped 51.1 percent, after rising 10.1 percent in the previous period.
2020-08-12
UK Construction Orders Rise the Most in a Year
Construction orders in the UK went up 4% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, following a revised 1.2% rise in the previous period and the biggest increase in a year. New housing (11% vs -4% in the fourth quarter) and infrastructure (57% vs -10%) rebounded while new word slowed (1% vs 3%). On a quarterly basis, construction orders jumped 11.8% .
2020-05-13
UK Construction Orders Fall Less in Q4
New orders for construction in the United Kingdom decreased 0.4 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2019, following a downwardly revised 6.7 percent slump in the previous period. Orders fell for all new work (-0.3 percent vs -6.6 percent in Q3) and new housing (-3.8 percent vs 9.3 percent) while rebounded for all other work (1.1 percent vs -13.4 percent). On a quarterly basis, construction orders rose 4.4 percent after being flat in the previous period.
2020-02-11
UK Construction New Orders Fall Faster in Q3
New orders for construction in the United Kingdom slumped 6.8 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, following an upwardly revised 4.8 percent drop in the previous period. Orders for both all other work (-13.6 percent vs -3.6 percent in Q2) and all new work (-6.7 percent vs -4.9 percent) dropped faster. On the other hand, demand for all new housing rebounded (9.4 percent vs -7.4 percent).
2019-12-10

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.