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UK Construction output declined in February

Monthly construction output is estimated to have decreased 1.9% in volume terms in February 2024, per data from the ONS. This follows a 1.1% increase in January 2024, with the monthly value in level terms at £15,229 million in February 2024.

The decrease in monthly output reportedly came from decreases in both new work (-2.3%) and repair and maintenance (-1.4%). Anecdotal evidence from survey returns suggested effects of heavy rainfall led to delays in planned work and decreasing output in February 2024.

At the sector level, eight out of the nine sectors saw a fall in February 2024, with the main contributors to the monthly decrease seen in non-housing repair and maintenance, and private commercial new work, which decreased 2.5% and 4.0%, respectively; the only increase was private housing repair and maintenance, which grew 0.2%.

Despite the increase in January then, construction output is estimated to have decreased 1.0% in the three months to February 2024; this came solely from a decrease in new work (3.0% fall), as repair and maintenance increased by 1.6%.
www.ons.gov.uk

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