New orders for construction in the United Kingdom declined 10.5 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, following an upwardly revised 31.4 percent slump in the previous period. All other work fell at a softer 12.1 percent (vs -37.1 percent in Q3), aided by gains in private industrial (29.6 percent vs -10.1 percent) and the pubic segment (5.6 percent vs 10.9 percent) while orders continued to decrease in private commercial (-2.5 percent vs -0.3 percent). Also, orders declined less for infrastructure (-37.9 percent vs -69.9 percent) and all new housing (-6.8 percent vs -14.1 percent). Compared with the previous period, new orders for construction decreased 1.9 percent, after a downwardly revised 3.1 percent decline in the third quarter of the year. In 2018, construction orders fell 15.8 percent compared to a 4.1 percent rise in 2017. Construction Orders in the United Kingdom averaged -0.46 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.

Construction Orders in the United Kingdom is expected to be -4.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Construction Orders in the United Kingdom to stand at -2.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Construction New Orders is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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%
2018-12-10 09:30 AM Construction Orders YoY -30.7% -7.7% -8.2%
2019-03-12 09:30 AM Construction Orders YoY -10.5% -31.4% -12.2%
2019-06-10 08:30 AM Construction Orders YoY -10.5% -4.6%
2019-09-09 08:30 AM Construction Orders YoY -7.7%
2019-12-10 09:30 AM Construction Orders YoY -3.6%


United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 35660.00 46930.00 69520.00 16420.00 units [+]
Construction Output 3.20 3.20 24.00 -19.20 percent [+]
Housing Index 765.82 757.32 766.90 96.10 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 62.34 65.34 151.80 26.33 Thousand [+]
Mortgage Applications 39980.00 39207.00 92331.00 17562.00 Units [+]
Construction Pmi 50.50 49.70 64.60 27.80 [+]
Construction Orders -10.50 -31.40 37.40 -43.90 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.00 63.40 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-10.50 -31.40 37.40 -43.90 1965 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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