Quarterly construction output down 6% year on year
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) has published the latest edition of the Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin, which provides the latest estimates of construction output carried out in Northern Ireland for Q2 2014.
The survey indicates that the total volume of construction output in Northern Ireland in the second quarter of 2014 decreased by 3.7% compared to Q1 2014. Over the quarter, the volume of New Work fell slightly by 1.3% but repair and maintenance decreased sharply by 8.7%. There were small decreases in Housing (-1.7%) and Infrastructure (-1.1%) but the most notable change this quarter was the decrease in Other Work by -6.7%. When comparing Q2 2014 with Q2 2013 construction output has fallen by -6.0%.
Overall the trend in Construction Output carried out in Northern Ireland is still downward. The level of output reported in Q2 2014 is approximately half of the peak reported in Q1 2007. In contrast, overall construction output in GB for Q2 2014 remained at the same level as the previous quarter.
In Q2 2014, construction output in Northern Ireland was just below three-quarters (72%) of the average output reported for 2010. In the same quarter, overall construction output in Great Britain was at 99% of the average output for 2010.
On a positive note, the construction bulletin deals solely with work carried out in Northern Ireland and does not take account of work local construction companies are undertaking in external markets.
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