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. source: Office for National Statistics

Construction Orders in the United Kingdom averaged -0.66 percent from 1965 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 37.40 percent in the third quarter of 1987 and a record low of -45.90 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 May of 2021.

Construction Orders in the United Kingdom is expected to be 37.00 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 4.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Construction New Orders is projected to trend around 3.70 percent in 2022 and 2.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Construction New Orders

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-13.30 -13.00 37.40 -45.90 1965 - 2021 percent Quarterly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-12 06:00 AM Q2 -45% 3.3% -6.2%
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 -13.3% 37%
2021-11-11 07:00 AM Q3 4.5%


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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
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

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.