Construction output continued to recover
Construction output continued to recover, increasing by 2.9% in the three months to August 2018

Construction output has increased by 2.9% in the three months to August 2018 as the industry continues to recover following a relatively weak start to the year.

The latest data from the Office of National Statistics shows growth in the three months to August 2018 was driven by both repair and maintenance sector and new work, increasing by 2.8% and 2.9% respectively.

Construction output increased by £1.156 billion in the three months to August 2018. New work in the private housing sector increased by £442 million.

Non-housing repair and maintenance increased by £262 million with infrastructure increasing by £232 million.

The only sectors in which output fell, in the three months to August 2018, were private commercial new work and private industrial new work, which experienced falls of £45 million and £9 million respectively.