Construction output statistics

The construction output statistics are intended to provide a general measure of quarterly changes in the volume and value of construction output in NI.


Latest results - published 31st March 2022




  • In the fourth quarter of 2021, the total volume of construction output increased by 0.7% over the quarter, decreased by 6.1% over the year and increased by 11.5% on a rolling four quarter basis. Construction output is 3.8% above the pre-Coronavirus pandemic level seen in Quarter 4 2019.
  • Construction output has seen an increase within the annualised growth rate in Quarter 4 2021 for the third consecutive quarter after five consecutive quarters of decline between Quarter 1 2020 and Quarter 1 2021.
  • The increase in the overall output in Quarter 4 2021 from the previous quarter was driven by an increase within Repair and Maintenance (+3.1%), which was offset by a decrease in New Work (-3.0%) over the quarter.
  • The decrease over the year to Quarter 4 2021 in construction output was driven by decreases within both New Work (-9.3%) and Repair and Maintenance (-0.7%).
  • In Quarter 4 2021, both the Infrastructure (+1.1%) and Housing (+1.0%) subsectors increased over the quarter, offset by a decrease within the Other Work (-3.6%) subsector when compared with the previous quarter.
  • The annual decreases seen within the Housing (-7.6%) and Infrastructure (-2.7%) subsectors in Quarter 4 2021 were the first annual declines after four consecutive quarters of growth between Quarter 4 2020 and Quarter 3 2021.

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Publication Schedule

The next Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin will be published on 7th July 2022. This will cover the period of 1st January to 31st March 2022. Full publication schedule

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Construction output statistics

Stephanie Bruce
Telephone: 028 9052 9584
Twitter: @NISRA