Following a steep increase in output over the summer months the construction industry continues to show steady progress in return to pre-pandemic levels. 

In September, the construction output increased by 2.9%, with both private housing and infrastructure exceeding their pre-COVID output levels. Other construction types are still yet to return to pre-pandemic levels, with public new housing still 29.4% below its February 2020 figures. But other figures are looking promising, with the commercial sector up 16% on last years Quarter 3 figures, and infrastructure and private industrial orders up nearly 8%.

Monthly Output % Changes

  • April -41%
  • May +9%
  • June +22%
  • July +17%
  • August +3%
  • September +2.9%

Construction output is still continuing to steadily increase