Construction output grew by 0.9% in the month-on-month all work series in January 2021; this return to monthly growth follows the 2.9% decline in December 2020.
The level of output in January 2021 was 2.6% below the February 2020 level; the level of new work was 6.4% below this level, while repair and maintenance work was 4.5% above this level despite a monthly fall.
New work increased by 1.7% in January 2021 and was driven by private commercial and infrastructure, which grew by 4.5% and 3.1% respectively.
Repair and maintenance decreased by 0.4% in January 2021 because of a 4.7% fall in private housing repair and maintenance, despite growth of 5.0% in public housing and 1.3% in non-housing repair and maintenance.
Construction output grew by 1.7% in the three months to January 2021 compared with the previous three-month period, because of growth in both new work (2.2%) and repair and maintenance (0.8%).
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