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Construction output grows by 1.0% in October

Construction output grew by 1.0% in the month-on-month all work series in October 2020, because of increases in both new work (0.3%) and repair and maintenance (2.3%); this is the sixth consecutive month of growth but the smallest monthly increase in that time.

Monthly growth in October 2020 (1.0%) was because of increases in all sectors, apart from private new housing and private commercial new work.

The level of construction output in October 2020 was 6.4% below February 2020, with only infrastructure having recovered above this pre-lockdown level of output.

Construction output grew by 24.9% in the three months to October 2020 compared with the previous three-month period, because of growth in both new work (23.8%) and repair and maintenance (26.8%).

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