United Kingdom Construction New Orders  1965-2018 | Data | Chart

New orders for construction in the United Kingdom fell 6.6 percent from the previous year in the first quarter of 2018, compared to a downwardly revised 1.1 percent fall in the previous period. It was the steepest decrease in construction orders since the second quarter of 2017 (-11.9 percent). All other work orders declined sharply (-16.9 percent vs -0.7 percent in Q4), namely private commercial (-28.5 percent vs 3.6 percent) and infrastructure (-33.6 percent vs 16.3 percent). On the other hand, orders recovered significantly for total housing (18.5 percent vs -2.1 percent), boosted by both the private segment (19.1 percent vs -2.1 percent) and the public one (10.0 percent vs -2.7 percent). Compared with the previous period, new orders for construction slumped 4.6 percent, compared to a downwardly revised 23.8 percent fall in the fourth quarter. Construction Orders in the United Kingdom averaged -0.22 percent from 1965 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 37.40 percent in the third quarter of 1987 and a record low of -43.90 percent in the first quarter of 1974.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-08 09:30 AM Construction Orders YoY 25.5% -12.5% 2.4%
2018-03-09 09:30 AM Construction Orders YoY -1.3% 26.6% 9.1%
2018-06-11 08:30 AM Construction Orders YoY -6.6% -1.1% -2.2%
2018-09-11 08:30 AM Construction Orders YoY -6.6% 2.9%
2018-12-11 09:30 AM Construction Orders YoY 2.5%


United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 39890.00 35590.00 69520.00 16420.00 units [+]
Construction Output 2.20 1.50 24.00 -19.20 percent [+]
Housing Index 745.30 734.80 745.30 96.10 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 65.62 64.68 151.80 26.28 Thousand [+]
Mortgage Applications 40541.00 39528.00 93554.00 17123.00 Units [+]
Construction Pmi 55.80 53.10 64.60 27.80 [+]
Construction Orders -6.60 -1.10 37.40 -43.90 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.40 63.50 73.30 63.40 percent [+]


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. This page provides - United Kingdom Construction Orders- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Construction New Orders - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-6.60 -1.10 37.40 -43.90 1965 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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construction orders by Country
Country Last
Germany -2.50 Apr/18
Japan -6.50 Jun/18
South Korea 4545493.00 Jun/18
United Kingdom -6.60 Mar/18


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