Construction Output Statistics: Q3 - 2022

Date published: 12 January 2023

This statistical bulletin provides users with the latest estimates of construction output carried out in Northern Ireland for Q3-2022. It excludes work carried out by Northern Ireland Construction firms in other parts of the UK or elsewhere.

Key Points

  • The total volume of construction output decreased by 4.2% over the third quarter of 2022 and decreased by 6.2% over the year. Comparing the most recent four quarters to the previous four quarters also showed a decrease in output over the medium term (5.0%).
  • Construction output is 4.9% below the pre-Coronavirus pandemic level seen in Quarter 4 2019 but remains 40.1% above the series low seen in Quarter 2 2020.
  • Construction output has seen the fourth consecutive quarter of annual decline (6.2%) after four consecutive quarters of annual growth between Quarter 4 2020 and Quarter 3 2021.
  • The decrease in overall output in Quarter 3 2022 from the previous quarter was driven by a decrease within New Work (6.7%), slightly offset by an increase in Repair and Maintenance (1.0%).
  • The decrease over the year to Quarter 3 2022 in construction output was also driven by a decrease within New Work (10.4%), offset by an increase in Repair and Maintenance (2.9%).
  • In Quarter 3 2022, both Housing (9.3%) and Other Work (1.7%) subsectors decreased over the quarter, offset by an increase within the Infrastructure (4.8%) subsector.  

The next Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin will be published on 30th March 2023. This will cover the period of 1st October to 31st December 2022

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