Construction output increases by 5.5%

The CSO is reporting that the volume of output in building and construction increased by 5.5% in the second quarter of 2015 when compared with the preceding period.

This reflects increases of 25.6%, 14.6% and 3.1% respectively in the volume of civil engineering, residential building and non-residential building work. The change in the value of production for all building and construction was +3.9%.

On an annual basis, the volume of output in building and construction increased by 7.2% in the second quarter of 2015.  There was an increase of 8.5% in the value of production in the same periodThe annual rise in the volume of output reflects year-on-year increases of 44.5% and 7.6% respectively in residential building and non-residential building work.

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