Total construction work done in Australia rose by 0.8 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to June 2021, slowing from a 2.4 percent gain in the previous period and missing market consensus of a 2.5 percent increase. Growth was mainly driven by engineering construction (1.8 percent), non-residential (0.3 percent), and building work (0.1 percent). On the flip side, residential work done fell by 0.1 percent. Through the year to the second quarter, construction output gained 0.4 percent. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Construction Output in Australia averaged 0.78 percent from 1986 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 17.90 percent in the third quarter of 2017 and a record low of -18.90 percent in the third quarter of 2000. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Construction Output - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Construction Output - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Construction Output in Australia is expected to be 1.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Australia Construction Output is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Construction Output

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 2.40 17.90 -18.90 1986 - 2021 percent Quarterly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-25 12:30 AM Q3 -2.6% 0.5% -2% -1.7%
2021-02-24 12:30 AM Q4 -0.9% -1.8% 1% 1.5%
2021-05-26 01:30 AM Q1 2.4% 0.4% 2.2% 1.0%
2021-08-25 01:30 AM Q2 0.8% 2.4% 2.5% 2.5%
2021-11-25 12:30 AM Q3 0.8%


News Stream
Australia Q2 Construction Output Rises Less than Expected
Total construction work done in Australia rose by 0.8 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to June 2021, slowing from a 2.4 percent gain in the previous period and missing market consensus of a 2.5 percent increase. Growth was mainly driven by engineering construction (1.8 percent), non-residential (0.3 percent), and building work (0.1 percent). On the flip side, residential work done fell by 0.1 percent. Through the year to the second quarter, construction output gained 0.4 percent.
2021-08-25
Australia Q1 Construction Output Picks Up
Total construction work done in Australia rose by 2.4 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March 2021, after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in the previous period and beating market consensus of a 2.2 percent growth. The pickup was supported by rises in both residential (5.1 percent) and engineering work (2.2 percent). On the other hand, non-residential activity fell 1.6 percent. Through the year to the first quarter, construction output dropped by 1.8 percent.
2021-05-26
Australia Construction Output Drops Unexpectedly
Total construction work done in Australia declined by 0.9 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to December 2020, after a downwardly revised 1.8 percent fall in the previous period and missing market consensus of a 1.0 percent growth. This was the second straight quarter of contraction in construction output, due to falls in both engineering works (-2.8 percent) and non-residential activity (-2.4 percent). In contrast, output grew for both residential (2.7 percent) and building (0.6 percent). Through the year to the fourth quarter, construction output fell by 1.4 percent.
2021-02-24
Australia Construction Output Drops More than Estimated
Total construction work done in Australia declined by 2.6 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to September 2020, after an upwardly revised 0.5 percent gain in the previous period and compared with market consensus of a 2 percent. Output dropped for all categories: non-residential (-3.4 percent), engineering (-3.3 percent), building (-2 percent), and residential (-1 percent). Through the year to the third quarter, construction output fell by 4.2 percent.
2020-11-25

Australia Construction Output
In Australia, construction output refers to the quarter-over-quarter change in the value of construction work done, including building and engineering for both the private and public sectors.