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Production in Building and Construction Index

Quarter 1 2019 (Provisional) Quarter 4 2018 (Final)

Seasonally Adjusted Production in Building and Construction Index
(Base: Year 2015=100)
 Volume Index Value Index
Q1 2018142.7 148.2
Q4 2018151.6 162.2
Q1 2019151.1 163.9
Quarterly % change-0.3% 1.0%
Annual % change5.9% 10.6%

Building and Construction Output decreased by 0.3% in 1st quarter 2019

Production in Building and Construction Index Quarter 1 2019 FIG 1
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The volume of output in building and construction decreased by 0.3% in the first quarter of 2019 when compared with the preceding period.

This reflects decreases of 9.9%, 1.8% and 0.1% respectively in the volume of civil engineering work, residential building work and non-residential building work. The value of output in building and construction increased by 1.0% in the same period. See tables 1(a), 1(c), 2(a), 2(b) and graphSee 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 5.9% in the first quarter of 2019 when compared with the first quarter of 2018. Output volumes increased in non-residential building work (7.6%) and civil engineering work (1.6%).  Output volumes decreased in residential building work by 0.1%.  There was an increase of 10.6% 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.