22/01/2014

NI Construction Output Falls

Construction output in Northern Ireland in the third quarter of 2013 fell 2.6% compared to the same quarter in 2012.

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) today published the latest edition of the Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin.

The figures show that, although output in Q3 2013 increased by 2.4% compared to Q2 2013, it fell over the year as a whole.

New Work increased by 4.7% but Repair & Maintenance fell by 3.1%. Other Work and Housing grew by 8.3% and 1.6% respectively but Infrastructure decreased by 6.2%.

The third quarter of 2013 saw Great Britain as a whole experience a second successive quarter of positive growth, with overall construction output increasing by 2.7% compared to the previous quarter.

Construction output in Northern Ireland over the quarter was three-fifths (62%) of the average output reported for 2005. In the same quarter, overall construction output in Great Britain was at 92% of the average output for 2005.

(IT/CD)

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