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Production in Building and Construction Index

Quarter 4 2018 (Provisional) Quarter 3 2018 (Final)

Seasonally Adjusted Production in Building and Construction Index
(Base: Year 2015=100)
 Volume Index Value Index
Q4 2017136.1 140.1
Q3 2018150.5 158.5
Q4 2018149.9 159.3
Quarterly % change-0.4% 0.5%
Annual % change10.1% 13.7%

Building and Construction Output decreased by 0.4% in 4th quarter 2018

Production in Building and Construction Index Quarter 4 2018 FIG 1
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The volume of output in building and construction decreased by 0.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018 when compared with the preceding period.

This reflects a decrease in the volume of output in non-residential building work (-2.0%).  There were increases in the volume of output in civil engineering work (+5.4%) and residential work (+4.8%) in the quarter.  The change in the value of output in building and construction in the same period was +0.5%. See tables 1(a), 1(c), 2(a), 2(b) and graphs.

On an annual basis, the volume of output in building and construction increased by 10.1% in the fourth quarter of 2018 when compared with the fourth quarter of 2017. Output volumes increased in civil engineering work (+28.3%), non-residential building work (+7.4%) and residential building work (+2.4%).  There was an increase of 13.7% in the value of output in building and construction in the same period.  See tables 1(a), 1(c), 2(a), 2(b) and graphs.

This quarterly Production in Building and Construction Index has been calculated with reference to base year 2015=100, replacing the previous index which used 2010 as the base year. The CSO will continue to monitor the quality and comparability of this new data series. For further details, please refer to the information note accompanying this release (link).