Construction output in the UK fell 3.9 percent year-on-year in December of 2020, following an upwardly revised 2 percent drop in November and compared to forecasts of a 0.2 percent decrease. New housing went down 9.1 percent (vs -8.1 percent in November) and new work went down 9.4 percent (vs -6.8 percent) while repair and maintenance increased 6.9 percent (vs 7.2 percent). Considering full 2020, construction output contracted 12.5 percent, the largest decrease since 2009 and following a 1.8 percent rise in 2019. source: Office for National Statistics

Construction Output in the United Kingdom averaged 1.39 percent from 1997 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 24 percent in March of 2002 and a record low of -44.30 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 February of 2021.

Construction Output in the United Kingdom is expected to be 2.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Construction Output in the United Kingdom to stand at 5.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Construction Output is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Construction Output

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.70 -2.00 24.00 -44.30 1997 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-12 07:00 AM Sep -10% -13% -11.7% -11.7%
2020-12-10 07:00 AM Oct -7.5% -10% -7.4% -7.6%
2021-01-15 07:00 AM Nov -1.4% -2.2% -8.1% -10%
2021-02-12 07:00 AM Dec -3.9% -2% -0.2% -0.6%
2021-03-12 07:00 AM Jan -3.9% -4.8%
2021-04-12 06:00 AM Feb -4%
2021-05-12 06:00 AM Mar 1.4%
2021-06-11 06:00 AM Apr


News Stream
UK Construction Output Continues to Fall
Construction output in the UK fell 3.9 percent year-on-year in December of 2020, following an upwardly revised 2 percent drop in November and compared to forecasts of a 0.2 percent decrease. New housing went down 9.1 percent (vs -8.1 percent in November) and new work went down 9.4 percent (vs -6.8 percent) while repair and maintenance increased 6.9 percent (vs 7.2 percent). Considering full 2020, construction output contracted 12.5 percent, the largest decrease since 2009 and following a 1.8 percent rise in 2019.
2021-02-12
UK Construction Output Shrinks for 11th Month
Construction output in the United Kingdom dropped 1.4 percent year-on-year in November of 2020, following a downwardly revised 2.2 percent fall in the prior month and compared with market expectations of an 8.1 percent decline. It is the 11th consecutive month of falling construction activity, as the country was under another lockdown during the month of November to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Declines seen in new housing (-7.3 percent vs -8.2 percent) and new work (-6 percent vs -7.7 percent) while repair and maintenance increased 7.3 percent (vs 8.3 percent). On a monthly basis, construction output grew by 1.9 percent, the 7th consecutive month of growth since the large fall in April. The level of construction output in November was 0.6 percent above the February level with repair and maintenance work 7.4 percent above and new work 3.1 percent below its pre-pandemic level.
2021-01-15
UK Construction Output Shrinks the Least in 8 Months
Construction output in the United Kingdom fell 7.5 percent year-on-year in October of 2020, following a 10 percent slump in the prior month and compared with market expectations of a 7.4 percent decline. It was the smallest decrease in construction activity since February before the pandemic. All new work shrank by 9.4 percent (vs -12.4 percent in September), amid softer decreases in private new housing (-4.6 percent vs -7.3 percent), private commercial (-18 percent vs -24 percent) and public work (-5.9 percent vs -15.1 percent). At the same time, output rebounded for infrastructure (3 percent vs -4.1 percent). Also, repair and maintenance fell by 3.8 percent, compared to a 5.4 percent slump in September. On a monthly basis, construction output grew by 1 percent, the sixth consecutive month of growth since the large fall in April. Still, the level of output remains 6.4 percent lower than pre-pandemic levels.
2020-12-10
UK Construction Output Shrinks Less than Expected
Construction output in the United Kingdom fell by 10 percent year-on-year in September of 2020, following a revised 12.2 percent plunge in the prior month and compared to market expectations of an 11.7 percent contraction. It was the smallest decline in construction activity since March when the pandemic started to hit the economy. All new work shrank by 12.4 percent (vs -13.4 percent in August) amid softer decreases in private new housing (-7.3 percent vs -10.6 percent), industrial (-24 percent vs -34.7 percent) and commercial (-18.1 percent vs -22.2 percent). Also, repair and maintenance fell by 5.4 percent, compared to a 9.9 percent slump in August. On a monthly basis, construction output grew by 2.9 percent, the fifth consecutive month of growth in all work since the large fall in construction output in April. Still, the level of output remains 7.3 percent lower than pre-pandemic levels.
2020-11-12

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.