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Production in Building and Construction Index

Quarter 1 2020 (Provisional) Quarter 4 2019 (Final)

Seasonally Adjusted Production in Building and Construction Index
(Base Year 2015=100)
 Volume Index Value Index
Q1 2019152.6 166.4
Q4 2019167.6 182.6
Q1 2020175.4 192.0
Quarterly % change4.7% 5.1%
Annual % change14.9% 15.4%

Building and Construction Output increased by 4.7% in 1st quarter of 2020

Figure 1: Seasonally Adjusted Volume of Production for Building Categories Q1 2010 to Q1 2020
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The level of activity in the overall construction sector increased by 4.7% in Quarter 1 2020 when compared with the previous quarter.

Civil Engineering showed the largest increase with a rise of 11.7% in the seasonally adjusted volume index. Residential Building was also up on the previous quarter with an increase of 5.6% in volume, while non-Residential Building rose by 2.6%.

The year on year change for the Residential sector has seen a volume increase of 29.9% in the seasonally adjusted index. Non-Residential Building activity was also up with an increase of 12.9% year on year, while Civil Engineering activity increased by 8.9%.

Further information on seasonal adjustment is available in the CSO's video on Seasonal AdjustmentSee Tables 1a, 1c, 2a & 2b and Figures 1 & 2.