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 30th March 2023

  • In the fourth quarter of 2022, the total volume of construction output increased by 8.0%. However, over the year construction output decreased by 0.8% and has decreased by 3.6% on a rolling four quarter basis. Construction output is 4.7% above the pre-Coronavirus pandemic level seen in Quarter 4 2019.
  • In Quarter 4 2022, construction output saw the first quarter of growth after 3 consecutive quarters of decline. The increase in overall output in Quarter 4 2022 from the previous quarter was driven by increases within both main sectors, New Work (6.5%) and Repair and Maintenance (5.0%). 
  • The decrease over the year to Quarter 4 2022 in construction output was driven by a decrease within New Work (3.8%), offset by an increase in Repair and Maintenance (4.2%).
  • In Quarter 4 2022, the Housing subsector (12.3%) increased over the quarter, however, both Infrastructure (4.6%) and Other Work (0.3%) subsectors decreased.  

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Publication schedule

The next Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin will be published on 29th June 2023. This will cover the period of 1st January to 31st March 2023. Full publication schedule

Historical data

Historical statistical bulletins for the Quarterly Construction Enquiry (quarter 1 2004 to quarter 1 2022) are retained on our historical bulletins page. Statistical bulletins from quarter 2 2022 onwards can be found under related documents.

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Construction output statistics

Cathy White
Telephone: 028 9052 9475
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