Construction output in the UK increased 10.1 percent year-on-year in August of 2021, the smallest increase in 5 months, but well above forecasts of 5.7 percent. Smaller increases were seen for all new work (12 percent vs 15.3 percent), repair and maintenance (6.9 percent vs 9.4 percent) and new housing (5.2 percent vs 12.7 percent). Monthly construction output fell 0.2 percent in August, with the level of output now 1.5% below its pre-coronavirus pandemic level. The recovery to date, since the start of the pandemic, is mixed at a sector level, shown with infrastructure 45.4 percent above and private commercial 26.3 percent below their respective February 2020 levels. source: Office for National Statistics

Construction Output in the United Kingdom averaged 1.93 percent from 1997 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 80.30 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -45.40 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Construction Output - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Construction Output - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Construction Output in the United Kingdom is expected to be 5.10 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 Output is projected to trend around 3.80 percent in 2022 and 2.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Construction Output


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-10 06:00 AM Jul 8.6% 30% 10.9% 10.5%
2021-10-13 06:00 AM Aug 10.1% 13.1% 5.7% 5.1%
2021-11-11 07:00 AM Sep 10.1% 6.5%


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UK Construction Output Growth Slows
Construction output in the UK increased 10.1 percent year-on-year in August of 2021, the smallest increase in 5 months, but well above forecasts of 5.7 percent. Smaller increases were seen for all new work (12 percent vs 15.3 percent), repair and maintenance (6.9 percent vs 9.4 percent) and new housing (5.2 percent vs 12.7 percent). Monthly construction output fell 0.2 percent in August, with the level of output now 1.5% below its pre-coronavirus pandemic level. The recovery to date, since the start of the pandemic, is mixed at a sector level, shown with infrastructure 45.4 percent above and private commercial 26.3 percent below their respective February 2020 levels.
2021-10-13
UK Construction Output Growth Below Forecasts
Construction output in the UK advanced by 8.6 percent year-on-year in July of 2021, after a 30 percent jump in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 10.9 percent rise. New housing rose by 7.8 percent, all new work by 11.1 percent and repair and maintenance by 4.3 percent. On a monthly basis, construction activity fell 1.6 percent, the fourth straight month of decreases and at the fastest pace since last December. This monthly fall means construction output is now 1.8 percent below its pre-pandemic February 2020 level.
2021-09-10
UK Construction Output Growth Slows More than Expected
Construction output in the UK advanced 30 percent year-on-year in June of 2021, following an upwardly revised 57.6 percent jump in the previous month. Figures compare with market forecasts of 32.2 percent. New housing rose by 53.5 percent, all new work by 33.5 percent and repair and maintenance by 24.2 percent. On a monthly basis, construction activity fell 1.3 percent, the third straight month of decreases and at the fastest pace since last December. This monthly fall means output was 0.3 percent below its pre-pandemic February 2020 level. Despite this, quarterly growth increased by 3.3 percent which, apart from Q3 2020, is the strongest quarterly growth since Q3 2013 (3.6 percent).
2021-08-12

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 Output
In the United Kingdom, construction output measures the yearly change in the amount charged by construction companies to customers for value of work. The value is based on the sample of 8,000 businesses, employing over 100 people or with an annual turnover of more than £60 million. Construction estimates are a component of GDP from the production approach, contributing approximately 6.4% of GDP.