The main points:
Monthly construction output is estimated to have decreased 0.5% in volume terms in August 2023; this follows an upwardly revised decrease of 0.4% in July 2023, with the monthly value in level terms in August 2023 at £15,584 million.
The decrease in monthly output came solely from a decrease in new work (1.5% fall), partially offset by an increase in repair and maintenance (1.0%) on the month.
At the sector level, five out of the nine sectors saw a fall in August 2023, with the main contributors to the monthly decrease seen in private commercial and private new housing, which decreased 4.1% and 1.4%, respectively.
Alongside the monthly decrease, construction output saw an increase of 0.9% in the three months to August 2023; this came from increases in both new work (0.9%), and repair and maintenance (0.9%).
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