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.

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) we anticipate that there will be some changes in terms of our regular statistical production. See the COVID-19 and the production of statistics page for more information.

Latest results - published 8th April 2021




  • The total volume of construction output in the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 14.9% from Quarter 3 2020 to a 10 year high. Construction output increased by 10.3% over the year but decreased by 5.7% on a rolling four quarter basis.
  • In the past two quarters, the total volume of construction output has shown growth following a decrease of 29.7% seen in Quarter 2 2020. Despite these increases there have been annual decreases in 5 of the last 7 quarters.
  • The increase in overall output in Quarter 4 2020 from the previous quarter was driven by increases in New Work (+15.8%) and Repair and Maintenance (+15.6%).
  • The output in Repair and Maintenance has increased over the year by 15.0%, this is the first quarterly annual increase recorded since Quarter 1 2019.
  • In Quarter 4 2020, both the Housing (+21.1%) and Infrastructure (+13.9%) sub-sectors showed an increase when compared with the previous quarter, this was partially offset by a 3.4% decrease in Other Work over the quarter.
  • Despite fluctuations the volume of Other Work has been on a downward trend since Quarter 4 2017, where the annualised growth rate has shown a decrease every quarter since Quarter 2 2018.

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Publication Schedule

The next Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin will be published on 8th July 2021. This will cover the period of 1st January to 31st March 2021. Full publication schedule

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Construction output statistics

Rebecca Kennedy 
Telephone: 028 9052 9218
Twitter: @NISRA