New orders for construction in the United Kingdom dropped 7.4 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, following a downwardly revised 6.9 percent fall in the previous period. It was the steepest decline in construction orders since the second quarter of last year (-11.6 percent), as all other work orders decreased sharply (-14.2 percent compared to -9.8 percent in Q1), namely private industrial (-16.5 percent compared to 10.6 percent) and public (-18.0 percent compared to 30.5 percent). Also, private new housing dropped (-1.6 percent compared to 18.8 percent). Meanwhile, infrastructure decreased at a softer pace (-0.4 percent compared to -33.4 percent). Compared with the previous period, new orders for construction went down 6.5 percent, after falling 3.8 percent in the first quarter of the year. Construction Orders in the United Kingdom averaged -0.26 percent from 1965 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 37.40 percent in the third quarter of 1987 and a record low of -43.90 percent in the first quarter of 1974.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-09 09:30 AM Construction Orders YoY -1.3% 26.6% 9.1%
2018-06-11 08:30 AM Construction Orders YoY -6.6% -1.1% -2.2%
2018-09-10 08:30 AM Construction Orders YoY -7.4% -6.9% 2.9%
2018-12-11 09:30 AM Construction Orders YoY -7.4% -2.2%


United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 41190.00 39890.00 69520.00 16420.00 units [+]
Construction Output 3.00 0.50 24.00 -19.20 percent [+]
Housing Index 737.50 732.20 743.70 96.10 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 65.27 66.10 151.80 26.27 Thousand [+]
Mortgage Applications 38505.00 39241.00 92480.00 17241.00 Units [+]
Construction Pmi 53.20 52.10 64.60 27.80 [+]
Construction Orders -7.40 -6.90 37.40 -43.90 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.40 63.50 73.30 63.40 percent [+]


United Kingdom Construction New Orders

In the UK, new orders in construction measures the value of new orders of main contractors by type of work and region within Great Britain. Since April 2013, data have been supplied directly from Barbour ABI with a sample size of all local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales, plus 10,000 contractors per year. This page provides - United Kingdom Construction Orders- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Construction New Orders - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-7.40 -6.90 37.40 -43.90 1965 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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