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Production in Building and Construction Index

Quarter 3 2018 (Provisional) Quarter 2 2018 (Final)

Seasonally Adjusted Production in Building and Construction Index
(Base: Year 2010=100)
 Volume Index Value Index
Q3 2018 170.3 186.0
Q2 2018 167.5 177.1
Q3 2017 152.0 155.1
Quarterly % change 1.7% 5.0%
Annual % change 12.0% 19.9%

Building and Construction Output increased by 1.7% in 3rd quarter 2018

Production in Building and Construction Index Quarter 3 2018 FIG 1
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The volume of output in building and construction increased by 1.7% in the third quarter of 2018 when compared with the preceding period.

This reflects increases in the volume of output in civil engineering work (18.1%) and non-residential building work (0.1%).  Output in residential building work decreased by 0.2% in the quarter.  The change in the value of output in building and construction in the same period was +5.0%. 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 12.0% in the third quarter of 2018 when compared with the third quarter of 2017. Output volumes increased in civil engineering work (27.3%), non-residential building work (17.9%) and residential building work (7.8%).  There was an increase of 19.9% 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.

Given the unprecedented low base this series is starting from, the CSO will continue to monitor the quality and comparability of this new data series.