This is the first quarterly estimate from the ONS for GB construction output covering data post-referendum. In Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2016, output in the construction industry was estimated to have decreased by 1.1% compared with Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2016.
Downward pressure on the quarterly estimates came from all repair and maintenance which decreased by 3.6%, partially offset by an increase in all new work of 0.3%.
Between Quarter 3 2016 and Quarter 3 2015, output was estimated to have increased by 0.1%. All new work increased by 2.0% while there was a fall of 3.4% in repair and maintenance.
On the year, output increased by 0.2% in September 2016 compared with September 2015 (i.e. virtually static).